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This preliminary prospectus supplement relates to an effective registration statement under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, but the information in this preliminary prospectus
supplement is not complete and may be changed. This preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus are not an offer to sell these securities and are not soliciting an
offer to buy these securities in any jurisdiction where the offer or sale is not permitted.

                                                                                                                                      Filed Pursuant to Rule 424(b)(5)
                                                                                                                                      Registration No. 333-180768


                                                      SUBJECT TO COMPLETION, DATED APRIL 17, 2012
Prospectus Supplement
April , 2012
(To Prospectus Dated April 17, 2012)

                                                                                         $



                                                                           AutoZone, Inc.
                                                                              % Senior Notes due

      We are offering $      million aggregate principal amount of % Senior Notes due                 , or the notes. We will pay interest on the
notes on           and           each year, beginning            , 2012. The notes will mature on             . We may redeem the notes at our
option, at any time in whole or from time to time in part, at the redemption prices described in this prospectus supplement under “Description
of Notes — Optional Redemption.” If a change of control triggering event, as described herein, occurs, unless we have exercised our option to
redeem the notes, holders of the notes may require us to repurchase the notes at the price described in this prospectus supplement under
“Description of Notes — Change of Control.”

      The notes will be senior unsecured obligations and will rank equally with our other senior unsecured liabilities from time to time
outstanding and senior to any future subordinated indebtedness. The notes will be issued only in registered form in minimum denominations of
$2,000 and integral multiples of $1,000 in excess thereof.

     The notes are a new issue of securities with no established trading market. We do not intend to apply to list the notes on any securities
exchange or on any automated dealer quotation system.


    See “ Risk Factors ” beginning on page S-4 in this prospectus supplement for a discussion of
certain risks that you should consider in connection with an investment in the notes.


                                                                                                                     Per
                                                                                                                     Note                         Total
                      Public offering price (1)                                                                               %          $
                      Underwriting discount                                                                                   %          $
                      Proceeds (before expenses) to AutoZone, Inc.                                                            %          $

(1)    Plus accrued interest, if any, from                       , 2012, if settlement occurs after that date.

     Neither the Securities and Exchange Commission nor any state securities commission has approved or disapproved of the notes
or determined that this prospectus supplement or the accompanying prospectus is accurate or complete. Any representation to the
contrary is a criminal offense.

     The underwriters expect to deliver the notes in book-entry form only through the facilities of The Depository Trust Company for the
accounts of its participants, including Clearstream Banking, société anonyme, and Euroclear Bank S.A./N.V., as operator of the Euroclear
System, against payment in New York, New York on                 , 2012.


                                                                     Joint Book-Running Managers
J.P. Morgan   US Bancorp                              Wells Fargo Securities
               Prospectus Supplement dated April   , 2012
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                                                        Prospectus Supplement

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About This Prospectus Supplement                                                   S-i
Forward-Looking Statements                                                         S-i
Summary                                                                           S-1
Risk Factors                                                                      S-4
Use of Proceeds                                                                   S-6
Description of Notes                                                              S-6
Certain United States Federal Income Tax Consequences                            S-22
Underwriting                                                                     S-27
Legal Matters                                                                    S-30
Experts                                                                          S-30


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About This Prospectus                                                              (ii )
Where You Can Find More Information                                                (ii )
Incorporation of Certain Documents By Reference                                    (ii )
AutoZone, Inc.                                                                      1
Forward-Looking Statements                                                          1
Use of Proceeds                                                                     1
Description of Debt Securities                                                      2
Plan of Distribution                                                                6
Legal Matters                                                                       8
Experts                                                                             8
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                                                 ABOUT THIS PROSPECTUS SUPPLEMENT

     You should read this prospectus supplement along with the accompanying prospectus. This prospectus supplement and the accompanying
prospectus form one single document and both contain information you should consider when making your investment decision.

       The distribution of this prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus and the offering of the notes in certain jurisdictions may
be restricted by law. Persons into whose possession this prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus come should inform
themselves about and observe any such restrictions. This prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus do not constitute, and may
not be used in connection with, an offer or solicitation by anyone in any jurisdiction in which such offer or solicitation is not authorized or in
which the person making such offer or solicitation is not qualified to do so or to any person to whom it is unlawful to make such offer or
solicitation.

      We are responsible for the information contained in this prospectus supplement, the accompanying prospectus, any free writing
prospectus and the documents incorporated by reference herein and therein filed by us with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Neither we nor the underwriters have authorized anyone to provide you with additional or different information. If anyone provides
you with additional or different information, you should not rely on it. Neither we nor the underwriters are making an offer to sell
these securities in any jurisdiction where the offer or sale is not permitted. You should assume that the information contained in this
prospectus supplement, the accompanying prospectus, any free writing prospectus filed by us with the Securities and Exchange
Commission and the documents incorporated by reference is accurate only as of their respective dates. Our business, financial
condition, results of operations and prospects may have changed since those dates.

      When we refer to “we,” “our” and “us” in this prospectus supplement, we mean AutoZone, Inc., including, unless the context otherwise
requires or as otherwise expressly stated, our subsidiaries. When we refer to “you” or “yours,” we mean the purchasers of the notes.


                                                    FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

       All statements included or incorporated by reference in this prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus, other than
statements of historical fact, that address activities, events or developments that we intend, expect, project, believe, plan, estimate or anticipate
will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements (as the term is defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended
(the “Securities Act”) and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”)). Forward-looking
statements typically use words such as “believe,” “anticipate,” “should,” “intend,” “plan,” “will,” “expect,” “estimate,” “project,” “positioned,”
“strategy,” and similar expressions. These are based on assumptions and assessments made by our management in light of experience and
perception of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors that they believe to be appropriate. These are
subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, those described in Item 1A to our annual report on Form 10-K,
which is expressly incorporated by reference into this prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus, and those risks described in
this prospectus supplement under “Risk Factors,” and elsewhere in documents filed with the SEC and incorporated by reference into this
prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus, as well as other factors that our management has not yet identified, including without
limitation, product demand, competition, the economy, credit markets, the ability to hire and retain qualified employees, consumer debt levels,
inflation, weather, raw material costs of our suppliers, energy prices, war and the prospect of war, including terrorist activity, availability of
commercial transportation, construction delays, access to available and feasible financing, and changes in laws or regulations. Forward-looking
statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results, developments and business decisions may differ from those
contemplated by such forward-looking statements and such events could materially and adversely affect our business. Forward-looking
statements speak only as of the date made. Except as required by applicable law, we undertake no obligation to update publicly any
forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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                                                                        SUMMARY

        This summary description of our business and the offering may not contain all the information that may be important to you. You
  should read this entire prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus, including the information set forth under the heading
  “Risk Factors” and the financial data and related notes included or incorporated by reference herein, before making an investment
  decision.


                                                                     The Company

       We are the nation’s leading retailer and a leading distributor of automotive replacement parts and accessories in the United States.
  We began operations in 1979 and as of February 11, 2012, operated 4,580 stores in the United States, including Puerto Rico, and 287 in
  Mexico. Each of our stores carries an extensive product line for cars, sport utility vehicles, vans and light trucks, including new and
  remanufactured automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories and non-automotive products. As of February 11, 2012, in 2,825 of
  our domestic stores, we also have a commercial sales program that provides commercial credit and prompt delivery of parts and other
  products to local, regional and national repair garages, dealers, service stations and public sector accounts. We also sell the ALLDATA
  brand automotive diagnostic and repair software through www.alldata.com and www.alldatadiy.com. Additionally, we sell automotive
  hard parts, maintenance items, accessories, and non-automotive products through www.autozone.com, and our commercial customers can
  make purchases through www.autozonepro.com. We do not derive revenue from automotive repair or installation services.


                                                        Ratio of Earnings to Fixed Charges

        Our consolidated ratio of earnings to fixed charges is as follows for the periods indicated:

                                               Fiscal Year Ended                                                  Twenty-Four Weeks Ended
            August 25,            August 30,            August 29,            August 28,       August 27,      February 12,        February 11,
              2007                  2008                   2009                 2010             2011             2011                2012
                         6.5x              6.8x                  6.1x                  6.2x             6.5x            5.6x                 6.1x

        We have computed the ratio of earnings to fixed charges by dividing earnings by fixed charges. For this purpose, “earnings” consist
  of income before income taxes plus fixed charges (excluding capitalized interest), and “fixed charges” consist of interest expense on all
  indebtedness, capitalized interest, amortization of debt issuance costs and the portion of rent expense on operating leases deemed
  representative of interest.


                                                                        Risk factors

        Investment in the notes involves risks. You should carefully consider the information under “Risk Factors” beginning on page S-4 of
  this prospectus supplement and under “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended August 27, 2011
  incorporated by reference herein, as well as all other information in the prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus, including
  information incorporated by reference herein and therein.


                                                               Additional information

        AutoZone, Inc. is a Nevada corporation. Our executive offices are located at 123 South Front Street, Memphis, Tennessee 38103, and
  our telephone number is (901) 495-6500. We maintain a website at www.autozoneinc.com. Information contained on our website does not
  constitute a part of this document and is not incorporated by reference in this prospectus supplement or the accompanying prospectus.


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                                                                 The Offering

       The following is a brief summary of some of the terms of this offering. It does not contain all of the information that you need to
  consider in making your investment decision. To understand all of the terms of the offering of the notes, you should carefully read this
  prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus.

  Issuer                                               AutoZone, Inc.

  Securities Offered                                   $   million aggregate principal amount of      % Senior Notes due

  Maturity Date                                                   ,

  Interest Rate                                            %

  Interest Payment Dates                                          and            , beginning            , 2012

  Optional Redemption                                  We may redeem the notes at our option, at any time in whole or from time to time in
                                                       part, on not less than 30 nor more than 60 days’ notice, at the redemption prices
                                                       described in this prospectus supplement under “Description of Notes — Optional
                                                       Redemption.”

  Ranking                                              The notes:
                                                        • will be unsecured obligations;
                                                        • will rank equally with our other senior unsecured debt and other liabilities from
                                                          time to time outstanding;
                                                        • will be senior to any future subordinated debt and other liabilities;
                                                        • will be junior to any secured debt to the extent of the value of the assets securing
                                                          such debt and other liabilities; and
                                                        • will be effectively junior to all existing and future debt and other liabilities of our
                                                          subsidiaries.

  Change of Control                                    If a Change of Control Triggering Event occurs, unless we have exercised our option
                                                       to redeem the notes, holders of the notes may require us to repurchase the notes at a
                                                       specified price. See “Description of Notes — Change of Control.”

  Covenants                                            The indenture under which the notes will be issued contains covenants restricting our
                                                       ability, subject to certain exceptions, to incur debt secured by liens, to enter into sale
                                                       and leaseback transactions or to merge or consolidate with another entity or sell
                                                       substantially all of our assets to another person. See “Description of Notes —
                                                       Covenants.”


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  Lack of a Public Market for the Notes   We do not intend to apply to list the notes on any securities exchange. There are no
                                          existing trading markets for the notes, and there can be no assurance regarding:
                                          • any future development or liquidity of a trading market for the notes;
                                          • your ability to sell your notes at all; or
                                          • the prices at which you may be able to sell your notes.

  Form and Denominations                  We will issue the notes in the form of one or more fully registered global notes
                                          registered in the name of the nominee of The Depository Trust Company, or DTC.
                                          Beneficial interests in the notes will be represented through book-entry accounts of
                                          financial institutions acting on behalf of beneficial owners as direct and indirect
                                          participants in DTC. Clearstream Banking, société anonyme, and Euroclear Bank
                                          S.A./N.V., as operator of the Euroclear System, will hold interests on behalf of their
                                          participants through their respective U.S. depositaries, which in turn will hold such
                                          interests in accounts as participants of DTC. Except in the limited circumstances
                                          described in this prospectus supplement, owners of beneficial interests in the notes
                                          will not be entitled to have notes registered in their names, will not receive or be
                                          entitled to receive notes in definitive form and will not be considered holders of notes
                                          under the indenture. The notes will be issued only in minimum denominations of
                                          $2,000 and integral multiples of $1,000 in excess thereof.

  Use of Proceeds                         We intend to use the net proceeds from this offering for general corporate purposes,
                                          which may include repaying, redeeming or repurchasing existing debt, including
                                          commercial paper, for working capital, capital expenditures, new store openings,
                                          repurchases of common stock under our stock repurchase program or acquisitions.
                                          See “Use of Proceeds” in this prospectus supplement.

  Further Issues                          We may, without the consent of the holders of the notes, create and issue additional
                                          notes of such series ranking pari passu with the notes and otherwise identical to the
                                          notes in all respects. These additional notes, if any, will form a single series with the
                                          notes offered hereby and will have the same terms as to status, redemption or
                                          otherwise as such notes.

  Trustee                                 The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A.

  Governing Law                           The indenture and the notes provide that they will be governed by, and construed in
                                          accordance with, the laws of the State of New York.


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                                                                 RISK FACTORS

      An investment in the notes involves a degree of risk. You should carefully consider the risks and uncertainties described below and other
information contained in this prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus and incorporated by reference herein before you decide
whether to invest in the notes. In particular, we urge you to consider carefully the factors set forth under “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report
on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended August 27, 2011, incorporated by reference herein, as such may be updated in any future filings we
make under the Exchange Act. If any of the risk factors were to occur, our business, financial condition, results of operations and liquidity
could be materially adversely affected. This may affect our ability to pay interest on the notes or repay the principal when due, and you may
lose part or all of your investment.

Risks Related to the Notes
The notes will not be guaranteed by any of our subsidiaries and will be structurally subordinated to the debt and other liabilities and any
preferred equity of our subsidiaries, which means that creditors and preferred equity holders of our subsidiaries will be paid from their
assets before holders of the notes would have any claims to those assets.
       The notes are exclusively obligations of AutoZone, Inc. Because most of our operations are currently conducted through subsidiaries, our
cash flow and our consequent ability to service our debt, including the notes, are dependent upon the earnings of our subsidiaries and the
distribution of those earnings to us or upon loans or other payments of funds by those subsidiaries to us. Our subsidiaries are separate and
distinct legal entities and have no obligation, contingent or otherwise, to pay any amounts due pursuant to the notes or to make any funds
available for such payments, whether by dividends, loans or otherwise. In addition, the payment of dividends and the making of loans and
advances to us by our subsidiaries may be subject to statutory or contractual restrictions, are contingent upon the earnings of those subsidiaries
and are subject to various business considerations.

      The notes will be effectively subordinated to all indebtedness and other liabilities, including current liabilities and commitments under
leases, if any, of our subsidiaries. Any right we have to receive assets of any of our subsidiaries upon the liquidation or reorganization of a
subsidiary (and the consequent right of the holders of the notes to participate in those assets) will be effectively subordinated to the claims of
that subsidiary’s creditors (including trade creditors), except to the extent that we are recognized as a creditor of such subsidiary, in which case
our claims would still be subordinated to any security interests in the assets of such subsidiary and any indebtedness of such subsidiary senior
to any of the indebtedness held by us.

Your right to receive payments on the notes is effectively subordinated to the rights of secured creditors.
      Holders of our secured indebtedness and the secured indebtedness of any future guarantors will have claims that are prior to your claims
as holders of the notes to the extent of the value of the assets securing that other indebtedness. The notes will be effectively subordinated to all
of our secured indebtedness to the extent of the assets securing such debt. In the event of any distribution or payment of our assets or any
pledged capital stock in any foreclosure, dissolution, winding-up, liquidation, reorganization or other bankruptcy proceeding, holders of
secured indebtedness will have prior claim to those of our assets and any pledged capital stock that constitute their collateral. Holders of the
notes will participate ratably in our remaining assets with all holders of our unsecured indebtedness that is deemed to be of the same class as
the notes, and potentially with all of our other general creditors, based upon the respective amounts owed to each holder or creditor. In any of
the foregoing events, we cannot assure you that there will be sufficient assets to pay amounts due on the notes. As a result, holders of notes
may receive less, ratably, than holders of secured indebtedness.

If we default on our obligations to pay our other indebtedness, we may not be able to make payments on the notes.
       Any default under the agreements governing our indebtedness, including a default under any credit facility to which we may be a party
that is not waived by the required lenders, and the remedies sought by the holders of such indebtedness could make us unable to pay principal,
premium, if any, and interest on the notes and substantially

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decrease the market value of the notes. If we are unable to generate sufficient cash flow and are otherwise unable to obtain funds necessary to
meet required payments of principal, premium, if any, and interest on our indebtedness, or if we otherwise fail to comply with the various
covenants, including financial and operating covenants, in the instruments governing our indebtedness (including our existing credit facility),
we could be in default under the terms of the agreements governing such indebtedness. In the event of such default, the holders of such
indebtedness could elect to declare all the funds borrowed thereunder to be due and payable, together with accrued and unpaid interest, the
lenders under any credit facility could elect to terminate their commitments, cease making further loans and institute foreclosure proceedings
against our assets, and we could be forced into bankruptcy or liquidation. If our operating performance declines, we may in the future need to
seek to obtain waivers from the required lenders under any credit facility or other debt that we may incur in the future to avoid being in default.
If we breach our covenants under any credit facility and seek a waiver, we may not be able to obtain a waiver from the required lenders. If this
occurs, we would be in default under any credit facility, the lenders could exercise their rights as described above, and we could be forced into
bankruptcy or liquidation. If we are unable to repay debt, lenders having secured obligations could proceed against the collateral securing the
debt. Because the indenture governing the notes, the indentures governing our notes that are currently outstanding and the agreements
governing any credit facility will have customary cross-default provisions, if the indebtedness under the notes or under any credit facility or any
of our other facilities is accelerated, we may be unable to repay or finance the amounts due. See “Description of Notes.”

If an active trading market does not develop for these notes you may not be able to resell them.
       Prior to this offering, there was no public market for these notes and we cannot assure you that an active trading market will develop for
the notes. We do not intend to apply to list the notes on any securities exchange. If no active trading market develops, you may not be able to
resell your notes at their fair market value or at all. Future trading prices of the notes will depend on many factors, including, among other
things, prevailing interest rates, our operating results and the market for similar securities. We have been informed by the underwriters that they
currently intend to make a market in these notes after this offering is completed. However, the underwriters may cease their market-making at
any time.

The indenture does not restrict the amount of additional debt that we may incur.
      The notes and indenture under which the notes will be issued do not place any limitation on the amount of unsecured debt that may be
incurred by us. Our incurrence of additional debt may have important consequences for you as a holder of the notes, including making it more
difficult for us to satisfy our obligations with respect to the notes, a loss in the trading value of your notes, if any, and a risk that the credit
rating of the notes is lowered or withdrawn.

Our credit ratings may not reflect all risks of your investments in the notes.
       Our credit ratings are an assessment by rating agencies of our ability to pay our debts when due. Consequently, real or anticipated
changes in our credit ratings will generally affect the market value of the notes. These credit ratings may not reflect the potential impact of risks
relating to structure or marketing of the notes. Agency ratings are not a recommendation to buy, sell or hold any security, and may be revised or
withdrawn at any time by the issuing organization. Each agency’s rating should be evaluated independently of any other agency’s rating.

We may not be able to repurchase the notes upon a change of control triggering event.
      Upon the occurrence of specific kinds of change of control triggering events, unless we have exercised our right to redeem the notes, each
holder of the notes will have the right to require us to repurchase all or any part of such holder’s notes at a price equal to 101% of their
principal amount, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to the date of repurchase. If we experience a Change of Control Triggering Event,
there can be no assurance that we

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would have sufficient financial resources available to satisfy our obligations to repurchase the notes and any other indebtedness that may be
required to be repaid or repurchased as a result of such event. Our failure to purchase the notes as required under the indenture governing the
notes would result in a default under the indenture, which could have material adverse consequences for us and the holders of the notes. See
“Description of Notes — Change of Control.”

       Under clause (4) of the definition of “Change of Control” described under “Description of Notes — Change of Control,” a change of
control will occur when a majority of our directors are not “continuing directors.” In a decision in connection with a proxy contest, the Court of
Chancery of Delaware has suggested that the occurrence of a change of control under an indenture provision similar to ours may nevertheless
be avoided if the existing directors were to approve the slate of new director nominees (who would constitute a majority of the new board) as
“continuing directors” solely for purposes of avoiding the triggering of such change of control clause, provided the incumbent directors give
their approval in the good faith exercise of their fiduciary duties. The Court also suggested that there may be a possibility that an issuer’s
obligation to repurchase its outstanding debt securities upon a change of control triggered by a failure to have a majority of “continuing
directors” may be unenforceable on public policy grounds. There is no Nevada case law addressing this issue, but the United States District
Court in Nevada has, on prior occasion when applying Nevada law, found persuasive authority in Delaware case law in the absence of Nevada
statutory or case law on point for an issue of corporate law.


                                                              USE OF PROCEEDS

     We expect the net proceeds from the sale of the notes in this offering will be $      million, after deducting the underwriting discount and
estimated offering expenses payable by us.

      We intend to use the net proceeds from this offering for general corporate purposes, which may include repaying, redeeming or
repurchasing existing debt, including commercial paper, for working capital, capital expenditures, new store openings, repurchases of common
stock under our stock repurchase program or acquisitions. We may invest funds not required immediately for these purposes in short-term,
interest-bearing or other investment-grade securities.


                                                           DESCRIPTION OF NOTES

     The following description of the terms and provisions of the notes supplements the description in the accompanying prospectus of the
general terms and provisions of the debt securities, to which description reference is hereby made. In this section entitled “Description of
Notes,” references to “we,” “us,” “our,” and “AutoZone, Inc.” include only AutoZone, Inc. and not any of its subsidiaries.

General
     The aggregate principal amount of the notes offered hereby will initially be limited to $      , subject to increase as set forth under
“Further Issues” below. The notes will mature on          ,          and will bear interest at a rate of % per year.

      The notes will be issued under an indenture dated as of August 8, 2003, between us and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company,
N.A. (successor to Bank One Trust Company, N.A.), as trustee, as supplemented by an officers’ certificate dated       , 2012, setting forth
the terms and conditions of the notes. We refer to the indenture, as supplemented by the officers’ certificate dated   , 2012, as the
indenture.

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      Interest on the notes will accrue from          , 2012 and will be payable semiannually in arrears on            and          of each year,
beginning on            , 2012, to the persons in whose names the notes are registered at the close of business
on           and           (whether or not a business day) preceding the respective interest payment dates. If any interest payment date is not a
business day, then payment of interest will be made on the next business day, but without any interest on the amount so payable for the period
from and after the applicable interest payment date to the next business day. Interest will be computed on the notes on the basis of a 360-day
year of twelve 30-day months.

      The notes will not be subject to any sinking fund.

      The notes will be represented by one or more registered notes in global form, but in certain limited circumstances may be represented by
notes in definitive form. See “Description of Notes — Book-Entry Delivery and Settlement — Global Notes.” The notes will be issued only in
minimum denominations of $2,000, and integral multiples of $1,000 in excess thereof.

Ranking
      The notes will be senior unsecured obligations of AutoZone, Inc. and will rank equally and ratably with all other unsecured and
unsubordinated indebtedness of AutoZone, Inc. from time to time outstanding. The notes are exclusively obligations of AutoZone, Inc. Because
most of our operations are currently conducted through subsidiaries, our cash flow and our consequent ability to service our debt, including the
notes, are dependent upon the earnings of our subsidiaries and the distribution of those earnings to us or upon loans or other payments of funds
by those subsidiaries to us. Our subsidiaries are separate and distinct legal entities and have no obligation, contingent or otherwise, to pay any
amounts due pursuant to the notes or to make any funds available for such payments, whether by dividends, loans or otherwise. In addition, the
payment of dividends and the making of loans and advances to us by our subsidiaries may be subject to statutory or contractual restrictions, are
contingent upon the earnings of those subsidiaries and are subject to various business considerations.

      The notes will be effectively subordinated to all indebtedness and other liabilities, including current liabilities and commitments under
leases, if any, of our subsidiaries. Any right we have to receive assets of any of our subsidiaries upon the liquidation or reorganization of a
subsidiary (and the consequent right of the holders of the notes to participate in those assets) will be effectively subordinated to the claims of
that subsidiary’s creditors (including trade creditors), except to the extent that we are recognized as a creditor of such subsidiary, in which case
our claims would still be subordinated to any security interests in the assets of such subsidiary and any indebtedness of such subsidiary senior
to any of the indebtedness held by us. See “Risk Factors — Risks Related to the Notes — The notes will not be guaranteed by any of our
subsidiaries and will be structurally subordinated to the debt and other liabilities and any preferred equity of our subsidiaries, which means that
creditors and preferred equity holders of our subsidiaries will be paid from their assets before holders of the notes would have any claims to
those assets.”

Optional Redemption
     The notes will be redeemable at our option at any time in whole or from time to time in part. If the notes are redeemed
before         ,          (three months prior to the maturity date of the notes), the redemption price will equal the greater of:
        •    100% of the principal amount of the notes to be redeemed; and
        •    the sum of the present values of the remaining scheduled payments of principal and interest on the notes to be redeemed (not
             including any portion of such payments of interest accrued to the date of redemption) discounted to the date of redemption on a
             semiannual basis (assuming a 360-day year consisting of twelve 30-day months) at the Adjusted Treasury Rate, plus basis points,
             as determined in good faith by us.


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      If the notes are redeemed on or after        ,           (three months prior to the maturity date of the notes), the redemption price for
the notes will equal 100% of the principal amount of the notes.

      The redemption price for the notes will include, in each case, accrued interest on the notes being redeemed to the date of redemption.

      Notice of any redemption will be mailed at least 30 days but not more than 60 days before the date of redemption to each holder of the
notes to be redeemed. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in Section 4.4 of the indenture, notice of any redemption of notes
before           ,          need not set forth the redemption price but only the manner of calculation thereof. We will give the trustee notice of
the amount of the redemption price for any such redemption promptly after the calculation thereof and the trustee shall have no responsibility
for such calculation. Unless we default in payment of the redemption price, on and after the date of redemption, interest will cease to accrue on
the notes or portions of the notes called for redemption.

      For purposes of determining the optional redemption price for any notes redeemed before              ,          , the following definitions
are applicable.

     “ Adjusted Treasury Rate ” means, with respect to any date of redemption, the rate per year equal to the semiannual equivalent yield to
maturity of the Comparable Treasury Issue, assuming a price for the Comparable Treasury Issue (expressed as a percentage of its principal
amount) equal to the Comparable Treasury Price for that date of redemption.

      “ Comparable Treasury Issue ” means the United States Treasury security selected by the Quotation Agent as having a maturity
comparable to the remaining term of the notes to be redeemed that would be used, at the time of selection and under customary financial
practice, in pricing new issues of corporate debt securities of comparable maturity to the remaining term of the notes.

      “ Comparable Treasury Price ” means, with respect to any date of redemption, the average of the Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations
for the date of redemption, after excluding the highest and lowest Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations, or if the Quotation Agent obtains
fewer than four Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations, the average of all Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations.

      “ Quotation Agent ” means one of the Reference Treasury Dealers appointed by us.

      “ Reference Treasury Dealer ” means each of J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, a Primary Treasury Dealer (defined herein) selected by U.S.
Bancorp Investments, Inc. and a Primary Treasury Dealer selected by Wells Fargo Securities, LLC and their respective successors and any
other primary U.S. government securities dealers in New York City we select (each, a “Primary Treasury Dealer”). If any of the foregoing
ceases to be a Primary Treasury Dealer, we must substitute another Primary Treasury Dealer.

     “ Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations ” means, with respect to each Reference Treasury Dealer and any date of redemption, the
average, as determined by the Quotation Agent, of the bid and asked prices for the Comparable Treasury Issue (expressed in each case as a
percentage of its principal amount) quoted in writing by the Reference Treasury Dealer at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on the third business
day before the date of redemption.

Change of Control
      If a Change of Control Triggering Event occurs with respect to the notes, unless we have exercised our option to redeem such notes as
described above, holders of the notes will have the right to require us to make an offer (a “Change of Control Offer”) to each holder of the
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an integral multiple of $1,000 in excess thereof) of that holder’s notes on the terms set forth in such notes. In a Change of Control Offer, we
will be required to offer payment in cash equal to 101% of the aggregate principal amount of notes repurchased, plus accrued and unpaid
interest, if any, on the notes repurchased to the date of repurchase (a “Change of Control Payment”). Within 30 days following any Change of
Control Triggering Event or, at our option, prior to any Change of Control, but after public announcement of the transaction that constitutes or
may constitute the Change of Control, a notice will be mailed to holders of the notes, describing the transaction that constitutes or may
constitute the Change of Control Triggering Event and offering to repurchase such notes on the date specified in the applicable notice, which
date will be no earlier than 30 days and no later than 60 days from the date such notice is mailed (a “Change of Control Payment Date”). The
notice will, if mailed prior to the date of consummation of the Change of Control, state that the Change of Control Offer is conditioned on the
Change of Control Triggering Event occurring on or prior to the applicable Change of Control Payment Date.

      On each Change of Control Payment Date, we will, to the extent lawful:
        •    accept for payment all notes or portions of notes properly tendered pursuant to the applicable Change of Control Offer;
        •    deposit with the paying agent an amount equal to the Change of Control Payment in respect of all notes or portions of notes
             properly tendered; and
        •    deliver or cause to be delivered to the trustee the notes properly accepted together with an officers’ certificate stating the aggregate
             principal amount of notes or portions of notes being repurchased.

      We will not be required to make a Change of Control Offer upon the occurrence of a Change of Control Triggering Event if a third party
makes such an offer in the manner, at the times and otherwise in compliance with the requirements for an offer made by us and the third party
repurchases all notes properly tendered and not withdrawn under its offer. In addition, we will not repurchase any notes if there has occurred
and is continuing on the Change of Control Payment Date an event of default under the indenture, other than a default in the payment of the
Change of Control Payment upon a Change of Control Triggering Event.

      We will comply with the requirements of Rule 14e-1 under the Exchange Act, and any other securities laws and regulations thereunder to
the extent those laws and regulations are applicable in connection with the repurchase of the notes as a result of a Change of Control Triggering
Event. To the extent that the provisions of any such securities laws or regulations conflict with the Change of Control Offer provisions of the
notes, we will comply with those securities laws and regulations and will not be deemed to have breached our obligations under the Change of
Control Offer provisions of the notes by virtue of any such conflict.

      For purposes of the foregoing discussion of the repurchase of the notes at the option of the holders, the following definitions are
applicable.

       “ Capital Stock ” of a corporation means the capital stock of every class whether now or hereafter authorized, regardless of whether such
capital stock shall be limited to a fixed sum or percentage with respect to the rights of the holders thereof to participate in dividends and in the
distribution of assets upon the voluntary or involuntary liquidation, dissolution or winding up of such corporation.

      “ Change of Control ” means the occurrence of any of the following: (1) the direct or indirect sale, lease, transfer, conveyance or other
disposition (other than by way of merger or consolidation), in one or more series of related transactions, of all or substantially all of our assets
and the assets of our subsidiaries, taken as a whole, to any Person, other than AutoZone, Inc. or one of our subsidiaries; (2) the consummation
of any transaction (including, without limitation, any merger or consolidation) the result of which is that any Person becomes the beneficial
owner (as defined in Rules 13d-3 and 13d-5 under the Exchange Act), directly or indirectly, of more than 50% of our outstanding Voting Stock
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consolidated, exchanged or changed, measured by voting power rather than number of shares; (3) we consolidate with, or merge with or into,
any Person, or any Person consolidates with, or merges with or into, us, in any such event pursuant to a transaction in which any of our
outstanding Voting Stock or the Voting Stock of such other Person is converted into or exchanged for cash, securities or other property, other
than any such transaction where the shares of our Voting Stock outstanding immediately prior to such transaction constitute, or are converted
into or exchanged for, a majority of the Voting Stock of the surviving Person or any direct or indirect parent company of the surviving Person
immediately after giving effect to such transaction; (4) the first day on which a majority of the members of our Board of Directors are not
Continuing Directors; or (5) the adoption of a plan relating to AutoZone, Inc.’s liquidation or dissolution. Notwithstanding the foregoing, a
transaction will not be deemed to involve a Change of Control under clause (2) above if (i) we become a direct or indirect wholly-owned
subsidiary of a holding company and (ii)(A) the direct or indirect holders of the Voting Stock of such holding company immediately following
that transaction are substantially the same as the holders of our Voting Stock immediately prior to that transaction or (B) immediately following
that transaction no Person (other than a holding company satisfying the requirements of this sentence) is the beneficial owner, directly or
indirectly, of more than 50% of the Voting Stock of such holding company.

      “ Change of Control Triggering Event ” means the occurrence of both a Change of Control and a Rating Event.

      “ Continuing Directors ” means, as of any date of determination, any member of our Board of Directors who (A) was a member of such
Board of Directors on the date the notes were issued or (B) was nominated for election, elected or appointed to such Board of Directors with
the approval of a majority of the continuing directors who were members of such Board of Directors at the time of such nomination, election or
appointment (either by a specific vote or by approval of a proxy statement in which such member was named as a nominee for election as a
director, without objection to such nomination).

      “ Fitch ” means Fitch Inc., and its successors.

     “ Investment Grade Rating ” means a rating equal to or higher than BBB- (or the equivalent) by Fitch, Baa3 (or the equivalent) by
Moody’s and BBB- (or the equivalent) by S&P, and the equivalent investment grade credit rating from any replacement Rating Agency or
Rating Agencies selected by us.

      “ Moody’s ” means Moody’s Investors Service, Inc., and its successors.

      “ Person ” has the meaning given thereto in Section 13(d)(3) of the Exchange Act.

      “ Rating Agencies ” means (1) each of Fitch, Moody’s and S&P; and (2) if any of Fitch, Moody’s or S&P ceases to rate the notes or fails
to make a rating of the notes publicly available for reasons outside of our control, a “nationally recognized statistical rating organization”
within the meaning of Rule 15c3-1(c)(2)(vi)(F) under the Exchange Act selected by us (as certified by a resolution of our Board of Directors)
as a replacement agency for Fitch, Moody’s or S&P, or all of them, as the case may be.

      “ Rating Event ” means the rating on the notes is lowered by at least two of the three Rating Agencies and the notes are rated below an
Investment Grade Rating by at least two of the three Rating Agencies on any day during the period (which period will be extended so long as
the rating of the notes is under publicly announced consideration for a possible downgrade by any of the Rating Agencies) commencing 60
days prior to the first public notice of the occurrence of a Change of Control or our intention to effect a Change of Control and ending 60 days
following consummation of such Change of Control.

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      “ S&P ” means Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, a division of The McGraw-Hill Corporation, Inc., and its successors.

      “ Voting Stock ” means, with respect to any specified Person that is a corporation as of any date, the Capital Stock of such Person that is
at the time entitled to vote generally in the election of the Board of Directors of such Person.

Covenants
      Limitation on Liens
      The indenture provides that we will not, and will not permit any of our subsidiaries to, create, incur, issue, assume or guarantee any debt
secured by a Lien (other than Permitted Liens) upon any Property, or upon shares of Capital Stock or evidence of debt issued by any of our
subsidiaries and owned by us or by any other of our subsidiaries, owned on the date of issuance of any senior debt securities, without making
effective provision to secure all of the notes, equally and ratably with any and all other debt secured thereby, so long as such debt shall be so
secured.

      Limitation on Sale and Leaseback Transactions
      Under the indenture, we covenant that we will not, and will not permit any subsidiary to, enter into any arrangement with any person
providing for the leasing by us or any subsidiary of any Property that has been or is to be sold or transferred by us or such subsidiary to such
person more than 180 days following our or our subsidiary’s acquisition of such Property, with the intention of taking back a lease of such
Property (a “Sale and Leaseback Transaction”) unless the terms of such sale or transfer have been determined by our board of directors to be
fair and arm’s-length and either:
        •    within 12 months after the receipt of the proceeds of the sale or transfer, we or any subsidiary apply an amount equal to the greater
             of the net proceeds of the sale or transfer or the fair value of such Property at the time of such sale or transfer to the prepayment or
             retirement (other than any mandatory prepayment or retirement) of Senior Funded Debt; or
        •    we or such subsidiary would be entitled, at the effective date of the sale or transfer, to incur debt secured by a Lien on such
             Property in an amount at least equal to the Attributable Debt in respect of the Sale and Leaseback Transaction, without equally and
             ratably securing the notes pursuant to the covenant described under “— Limitation on Liens.”

      The foregoing restriction in the paragraph above will not apply to any Sale and Leaseback Transaction (i) for a term of not more than
three years including renewals; or (ii) between us and a subsidiary or between subsidiaries, provided that the lessor is us or a wholly owned
subsidiary.

      Consolidation, Merger and Sale of Assets
     We may not consolidate with or merge with or into, or convey, transfer or lease all or substantially all of our properties and assets to, any
person, which we refer to as a successor person, unless:
        •    we are the surviving corporation or the successor person (if other than AutoZone, Inc.) is organized and validly existing under the
             laws of any U.S. domestic jurisdiction and expressly assumes our obligations on the notes and under the indenture;
        •    immediately after giving effect to the transaction, no event of default, and no event which, after notice or lapse of time, or both,
             would become an event of default, shall have occurred and be continuing under the indenture; and
        •    certain other conditions are met.

      Notwithstanding the foregoing, any of our subsidiaries may consolidate with, merge into or transfer all or part of its properties and assets
to us or any of our direct or indirect wholly owned subsidiaries.

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      No Restriction on Sale or Issuance of Stock of Subsidiaries
     The indenture does not contain covenants that prevent us from selling, transferring or otherwise disposing of any shares of, or securities
convertible into, or options, warrants or rights to subscribe for or purchase shares of, Voting Stock (as defined above in “— Change of
Control”) of any of our subsidiaries, nor does it prohibit any subsidiary from issuing any shares of, securities convertible into, or options,
warrants or rights to subscribe for or purchase shares of, Voting Stock of such subsidiary.

      Definitions
      The following terms used in “Description of Notes — Covenants” are defined as follows.

      “ Attributable Debt ” in respect of a Sale and Leaseback Transaction means, at the time of determination, the present value discounted at
the rate of interest implicit in the terms of the lease (as determined in good faith by us) of the obligations of the lessee under such lease for net
rental payments during the remaining term of the lease (including any period for which such lease has been extended or may, at our option, be
extended).

      “ Consolidated Net Tangible Assets ” means the aggregate amount of our assets (less applicable reserves and other properly deductible
items) and our consolidated subsidiaries’ assets after deducting therefrom (a) all current liabilities (excluding any debt for money borrowed
having a maturity of less than twelve months from the date of our most recent consolidated balance sheet but which by its terms is renewable or
extendable beyond twelve months from such date at the option of the borrower) and (b) all goodwill, trade names, patents, unamortized debt
discount and expense and other like intangibles, all as set forth on our most recent consolidated balance sheet and computed in accordance with
U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP.

      “ Funded Debt ” means debt which matures more than one year from the date of creation, or which is extendable or renewable at the sole
option of the obligor so that it may become payable more than one year from such date or which is classified, in accordance with United States
generally accepted accounting principles, as long-term debt on the consolidated balance sheet for the most-recently ended fiscal quarter (or if
incurred subsequent to the date of such balance sheet, would have been so classified) of the person for which the determination is being made.
Funded Debt does not include (1) obligations created pursuant to leases, (2) any debt or portion thereof maturing by its terms within one year
from the time of any computation of the amount of outstanding Funded Debt unless such debt shall be extendable or renewable at the sole
option of the obligor in such manner that it may become payable more than one year from such time, or (3) any debt for which money in the
amount necessary for the payment or redemption of such debt is deposited in trust either at or before the maturity date thereof.

      “ Lien ” means, with respect to any Property, any mortgage or deed of trust, pledge, hypothecation, security interest, lien, encumbrance or
other security arrangement of any kind or nature on or with respect to such Property.

      “ Permitted Liens ” mean:
        •    Liens (other than Liens created or imposed under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (“ERISA”)),
             for taxes, assessments or governmental changes or levies not yet due or Liens for taxes being contested in good faith by
             appropriate proceedings for which adequate reserves determined in accordance with GAAP have been established (and as to which
             the Property subject to any such Lien is not yet subject to foreclosure, sale or loss on account thereof);
        •    statutory Liens of landlords and Liens of mechanics, materialmen and suppliers and other Liens imposed by law or pursuant to
             customary reservations or retentions of title arising in the ordinary course of business, provided that any such Liens which are
             material secure only amounts not yet due and payable or, if due and payable, are unfiled and no other action has been taken to
             enforce the same or are being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings for which adequate reserves determined in
             accordance with GAAP have been established (and as to which the Property subject to any such Lien is not yet subject to
             foreclosure, sale or loss on account thereof);

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        •    Liens (other than Liens created or imposed under ERISA) incurred or deposits made by us and our subsidiaries in the ordinary
             course of business in connection with workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance and other types of social security, or to
             secure the performance of tenders, statutory obligations, bids, leases, government contracts, performance and return-of-money
             bonds and other similar obligations (exclusive of obligations for the payment of borrowed money);
        •    Liens in connection with attachments or judgments (including judgment or appeal bonds), provided that the judgments secured
             shall, within 30 days after the entry thereof, have been discharged or execution thereof stayed pending appeal, or shall have been
             discharged within 30 days after the expiration of any such stay;
        •    Liens securing indebtedness incurred to finance the purchase price or cost of construction of Property (or additions, substantial
             repairs, alterations or substantial improvements thereto), provided that such Liens and the indebtedness secured thereby are
             incurred within twelve months of the later of acquisition or completion of construction (or addition, repair, alteration or
             improvement) and full operation thereof;
        •    Liens securing industrial revenue bonds, pollution control bonds or similar types of tax-exempt bonds;
        •    Liens arising from deposits with, or the giving of any form of security to, any governmental agency required as a condition to the
             transaction of business or exercise of any privilege, franchise or license;
        •    easements, rights-of-way, restrictions (including zoning restrictions), minor defects or irregularities in title and other similar
             charges or encumbrances not, in any material respect, impairing the use of the encumbered Property for its intended purposes;
        •    leases or subleases granted to others not interfering in any material respect with our business, including our subsidiaries, taken as a
             whole;
        •    Liens on Property at the time such Property is acquired by us or any of our subsidiaries;
        •    Liens on Property of any person at the time such person becomes one of our subsidiaries;
        •    Liens on receivables from customers sold to third parties pursuant to credit arrangements in the ordinary course of business;
        •    Liens existing on the date of this prospectus supplement or any extensions, amendments, renewals, refinancings, replacements or
             other modifications thereto;
        •    Liens on any Property created, assumed or otherwise brought into existence in contemplation of the sale or other disposition of the
             underlying Property, whether directly or indirectly, by way of share disposition or otherwise;
        •    Liens securing debt of one of our subsidiaries owed to us or to another one of our subsidiaries;
        •    Liens in favor of the United States of America or any State thereof, or any department, agency or instrumentality or political
             subdivision thereof, to secure partial, progress, advance or other payments;
        •    Liens to secure debt of joint ventures in which we or any of our subsidiaries has an interest, to the extent such Liens are on
             Property of, or equity interests in, such joint ventures; and
        •    other Liens on our Property and the Property of our subsidiaries securing debt having an aggregate principal amount (or deemed
             amount, in the case of Attributable Debt) not to exceed, as of any date of incurrence of such secured debt pursuant to this clause
             and after giving effect to such incurrence and the application of the proceeds therefrom, the greater of (1) $500 million and
             (2) 15% of our Consolidated Net Tangible Assets.

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      “ Property ” means any building, structure or other facility, together with the land upon which it is erected and fixtures comprising a part
thereof, used primarily for selling automotive parts and accessories or the warehousing or distributing of such products, owned or leased by us
or any one of our Significant Subsidiaries.

      “Senior Funded Debt” means all Funded Debt of ours or our subsidiaries (except Funded Debt, the payment of which is subordinated to
the payment of the debt securities).

    “ Significant Subsidiaries ” means any of our subsidiaries that is a “significant subsidiary” as defined in Rule 1-02 of Regulation S-X,
promulgated pursuant to the Securities Act.

Events of Default
      The term “event of default” means, with respect to the notes, any of the following:
        •    default in the payment of any interest upon any note when it becomes due and payable, and continuance of that default for a period
             of 30 days (unless the entire amount of the payment is deposited by us with the trustee or with a paying agent prior to the
             expiration of the 30-day period);
        •    default in the payment of principal of or premium on any note when due and payable;
        •    default in the deposit of any sinking fund payment, when and as due in respect of any note and continuance of such default for a
             period of 30 days;
        •    default in the performance or breach of any other covenant or warranty by us in the indenture (other than a covenant or warranty
             for which the consequences of nonperformance or breach are addressed elsewhere in this paragraph and other than a covenant that
             has been included in the indenture solely for the benefit of a series of notes other than the notes), which default continues uncured
             for a period of 90 days after we receive written notice from the trustee or we and the trustee receive written notice from the holders
             of not less than 25% in principal amount of the outstanding notes as provided in the indenture;
        •    a default in the payment of principal when due or resulting in acceleration of our other debt or debt of our Significant Subsidiaries
             where the aggregate principal amount with respect to which such default or acceleration has occurred exceeds $75 million,
             provided that such event of default will be cured or waived if the default that resulted in the acceleration of such other indebtedness
             is cured or waived or such indebtedness is discharged; and
        •    certain events of bankruptcy, insolvency or reorganization of our company or any of our Significant Subsidiaries.

      No event of default with respect to a particular series of notes (except as to certain events of bankruptcy, insolvency or reorganization)
necessarily constitutes an event of default with respect to any other series of notes. The occurrence of an event of default may constitute an
event of default under our bank credit agreements in existence from time to time. In addition, the occurrence of certain events of default or an
acceleration under the indenture may constitute an event of default under certain of our other indebtedness outstanding from time to time.

      If an event of default with respect to notes at the time outstanding occurs and is continuing, then the trustee or the holders of not less than
25% in principal amount of the outstanding notes may, by a notice in writing to us (and to the trustee if given by the holders), declare to be due
and payable immediately the principal of, and accrued and unpaid interest, if any, on all notes. In the case of an event of default resulting from
certain events of bankruptcy, insolvency or reorganization, the principal (or such specified amount) of and accrued and unpaid interest, if any,
on the notes will become and be immediately due and payable without any declaration or other act on the part of the trustee or any holder of the
notes. At any time after a declaration of acceleration with respect to the notes has been made, but before a judgment or decree for payment of
the money due has been obtained by the trustee, the holders of a majority in principal amount of the notes may rescind and annul the
acceleration if all events of default, other than the non-payment of accelerated principal and interest, if any, with respect to the notes, have been
cured or waived as provided in the indenture.

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      The indenture provides that the trustee will be under no obligation to exercise any of its rights or powers under the indenture at the
request of any holder of notes, unless the trustee receives indemnity satisfactory to it against any loss, liability or expense. Subject to certain
rights of the trustee, the holders of a majority in principal amount of the notes of any series will have the right to direct the time, method and
place of conducting any proceeding for any remedy available to the trustee or exercising any trust or power conferred on the trustee with
respect to the notes of such series.

      No holder of any note of any series will have any right to institute any proceeding, judicial or otherwise, with respect to the indenture or
for the appointment of a receiver or trustee, or for any remedy under the indenture, unless:
        •    that holder has previously given to the trustee written notice of a continuing event of default with respect to notes of such series;
             and
        •    the holders of at least a majority in principal amount of the notes of such series have made written request, and offered reasonable
             indemnity, to the trustee to institute the proceeding as trustee, and the trustee has not received from the holders of a majority in
             principal amount of the notes of such series a direction inconsistent with that request and has failed to institute the proceeding
             within 60 days.

      Notwithstanding the foregoing, the holder of any note will have an absolute and unconditional right to receive payment of the principal
of, and any premium and interest on, that note on or after the due dates expressed in that note and to institute suit for the enforcement of
payment.

      If any securities are outstanding under the indenture, the indenture requires us, within 120 days after the end of our fiscal year, to furnish
to the trustee a statement as to compliance with the indenture. The indenture provides that the trustee may withhold notice to the holders of
notes of any series of any default or event of default (except in payment on any notes of such series) with respect to notes of such series if it in
good faith determines that withholding notice is in the interest of the holders of those notes.

Modification and Waiver
      We may enter into supplemental indentures for the purpose of modifying or amending the indenture with respect to the notes with the
written consent of holders of at least a majority in aggregate principal amount of the notes. However, the consent of each holder affected is
required for any amendment to:
        •    reduce the amount of notes whose holders must consent to an amendment or waiver;
        •    reduce the rate of or extend the time for payment of interest (including default interest) on any note;
        •    reduce the principal of or premium on or change the fixed maturity of any note or reduce the amount of, or postpone the date fixed
             for, the payment of any sinking fund or analogous obligation with respect to the notes;
        •    reduce the principal amount of discount securities payable upon acceleration of maturity;
        •    waive a default in the payment of the principal of, or premium or interest on, any note (except a rescission of acceleration of the
             notes by the holders of at least a majority in aggregate principal amount of the then outstanding notes and a waiver of the payment
             default that resulted from such acceleration as set forth above);
        •    make the principal of, or premium or interest on, any note payable in currency other than that stated in the note;
        •    make any change to certain provisions of the indenture relating to, among other things, the right of holders of notes to receive
             payment of the principal of, and premium and interest on, those notes and to institute suit for the enforcement of any such payment
             and waivers of defaults or events of default by holders; or
        •    waive a redemption payment with respect to any note.

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      We and the trustee may amend the indenture or the notes, without notice to or the consent of any holder of a note, to, among other things:
        •    cure any ambiguity, defect or inconsistency;
        •    comply with the indenture’s provisions with respect to successor corporations;
        •    provide for the issuance of uncertificated notes in addition to or in place of certificated notes;
        •    add to the covenants or the events of default for the benefit of holders of the notes or surrender any right or power conferred on us
             by the indenture;
        •    add to, change or eliminate any of the provisions of the indenture in respect of one or more series of notes, provided, however, that
             any such addition, change or elimination (A) shall neither (1) apply to any note of any series created prior to the execution of such
             amendment and entitled to the benefit of such provision, nor (2) modify the rights of a holder of any such note with respect to such
             provision, or (B) shall become effective only when there is no outstanding note of any series created prior to such amendment and
             entitled to the benefit of such provision;
        •    establish additional series of notes as permitted by the indenture; or
        •    comply with requirements of the SEC in order to maintain the qualification of the indenture under the Trust Indenture Act of 1939,
             as amended.

      Except for certain specified provisions, the holders of at least a majority in principal amount of the outstanding notes of any series may on
behalf of the holders of all notes of such series waive our compliance with provisions of the indenture. The holders of a majority in principal
amount of the outstanding notes of any series may on behalf of the holders of all the notes of such series waive any past default under the
indenture with respect to such series and its consequences, except a default in the payment of the principal of, or any premium or interest on,
any note of such series or in respect of a covenant or provision, which cannot be modified or amended without the consent of the holder of each
outstanding note of the series affected; provided, however, that the holders of a majority in principal amount of the outstanding notes of any
series may rescind an acceleration and its consequences, including any related payment default that resulted from the acceleration.

Defeasance of Notes and Certain Covenants in Certain Circumstances
      Legal Defeasance
      The indenture provides that, unless otherwise provided by the terms of the applicable series of notes, we may be discharged from any and
all obligations in respect of the notes of any series (except for certain obligations to register the transfer or exchange of notes of such series, to
replace stolen, lost or mutilated notes of such series, and to maintain paying agencies and certain provisions relating to the treatment of funds
held by paying agents). We will be so discharged upon the deposit with the trustee, in trust, of money and/or U.S. government obligations or, in
the case of notes denominated in a single currency other than U.S. dollars, foreign government obligations, that, through the payment of interest
and principal in accordance with their terms, will provide money in an amount sufficient in the opinion of a nationally recognized firm of
independent public accountants to pay and discharge each installment of principal of, premium and interest on and any mandatory sinking fund
payments in respect of the notes of such series on the stated maturity of those payments in accordance with the terms of the indenture and those
notes.

      This discharge may occur only if, among other things, we have delivered to the trustee an opinion of counsel stating that we have
received from, or there has been published by, the United States Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) a ruling, or, since the date of execution
of the indenture, there has been a change in the applicable United States federal income tax law, in either case to the effect that, and based
thereon such opinion shall confirm that, the holders of the notes of such series will not recognize income, gain or loss for United States federal
income tax purposes as a result of the deposit, defeasance and discharge and will be subject to United States federal income tax on the same
amounts and in the same manner and at the same times as would have been the case if the deposit, defeasance and discharge had not occurred.

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      Defeasance of Certain Covenants
     The indenture provides that, unless otherwise provided by the terms of the applicable series of notes, upon compliance with certain
conditions:
        •    we may omit to comply with the covenant described under the heading “Covenants — Consolidation, Merger and Sale of Assets”
             and certain other covenants set forth in the indenture; and
        •    any omission to comply with those covenants will not constitute a default or an event of default with respect to the notes of such
             series, or covenant defeasance.

      The conditions include:
        •    depositing with the trustee money and/or U.S. government obligations or, in the case of notes denominated in a single currency
             other than U.S. dollars, foreign government obligations, that, through the payment of interest and principal in accordance with their
             terms, will provide money in an amount sufficient in the opinion of a nationally recognized firm of independent public accountants
             to pay and discharge each installment of principal of, premium and interest on and any mandatory sinking fund payments in respect
             of the notes of such series on the stated maturity of those payments in accordance with the terms of the indenture and those notes;
             and
        •    delivering to the trustee an opinion of counsel to the effect that the holders of the notes of such series will not recognize income,
             gain or loss for United States federal income tax purposes as a result of the deposit and related covenant defeasance and will be
             subject to United States federal income tax on the same amounts and in the same manner and at the same times as would have been
             the case if the deposit and related covenant defeasance had not occurred.

      Covenant Defeasance and Events of Default
      In the event we exercise our option to effect covenant defeasance with respect to any series of notes and the notes of such series are
declared due and payable because of the occurrence of any event of default, the amount of money and/or U.S. government obligations or
foreign government obligations on deposit with the trustee will be sufficient to pay amounts due on the notes of such series at the time of their
stated maturity but may not be sufficient to pay amounts due on the notes of such series at the time of the acceleration resulting from the event
of default. In such a case, we would remain liable for those payments.

      “Foreign government obligations” means, with respect to notes of any series that are denominated in a currency other than U.S. dollars:
        •    direct obligations of the government that issued or caused to be issued such currency for the payment of which obligations its full
             faith and credit is pledged which are not callable or redeemable at the option of the issuer thereof; or
        •    obligations of a person controlled or supervised by or acting as an agency or instrumentality of that government the timely
             payment of which is unconditionally guaranteed as a full faith and credit obligation by that government which are not callable or
             redeemable at the option of the issuer thereof.

Satisfaction and Discharge
      The indenture will generally cease to be of any further effect with respect to any series of notes, if:
        •    we have delivered to the trustee for cancellation all outstanding notes of such series (with certain limited exceptions), or
        •    all notes of such series not previously delivered to the trustee for cancellation have become due and payable or are by their terms to
             become due and payable within one year, and we have deposited with the trustee as trust funds the entire amount sufficient to pay
             all of the outstanding notes,
        •    and, in either case, we also pay or cause to be paid all other sums payable under the indenture by us.

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      The indenture will be deemed satisfied and discharged when no notes remain outstanding and when we have paid all other sums payable
by us under the indenture.

      Any monies and U.S. government obligations deposited with the trustee for payment of principal of, and interest and premium, if any, on,
the notes and not applied but remaining unclaimed by the holders of the notes for two years after the date upon which the principal of, and
interest and premium, if any, on, the notes, as the case may be, shall have become due and payable, shall be repaid to us by the trustee on
written demand. Thereafter, the holder of such notes may look only to us for payment thereof.

Book-Entry Delivery and Settlement
      Global Notes
     We will issue the notes in the form of one or more global notes in definitive, fully registered, book-entry form. The global notes will be
deposited with or on behalf of DTC and registered in the name of Cede & Co., as nominee of DTC.

      DTC, Clearstream and Euroclear
      Beneficial interests in the global notes will be represented through book-entry accounts of financial institutions acting on behalf of
beneficial owners as direct and indirect participants in DTC. Investors may hold interests in the global notes through either DTC (in the United
States), Clearstream Banking, société anonyme, Luxembourg, which we refer to as Clearstream, or Euroclear Bank S.A./N.V., as operator of
the Euroclear System, which we refer to as Euroclear, in Europe, either directly if they are participants in such systems or indirectly through
organizations that are participants in such systems. Clearstream and Euroclear will hold interests on behalf of their participants through
customers’ securities accounts in Clearstream’s and Euroclear’s names on the books of their U.S. depositaries, which in turn will hold such
interests in customers’ securities accounts in the U.S. depositaries’ names on the books of DTC.

      We understand that:
        •    DTC is a limited-purpose trust company organized under the New York Banking Law, a “banking organization” within the
             meaning of the New York Banking Law, a member of the Federal Reserve System, a “clearing corporation” within the meaning of
             the New York Uniform Commercial Code and a “clearing agency” registered under Section 17A of the Exchange Act.
        •    DTC holds securities that its participants deposit with DTC and facilitates the settlement among participants of securities
             transactions, such as transfers and pledges, in deposited securities through electronic computerized book-entry changes in
             participants’ accounts, thereby eliminating the need for physical movement of securities certificates.
        •    Direct participants include securities brokers and dealers, banks, trust companies, clearing corporations and other organizations.
        •    DTC is owned by a number of its direct participants and by The New York Stock Exchange, Inc. and the Financial Industry
             Regulatory Authority, Inc. (successor to the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc.).
        •    Access to the DTC system is also available to others such as securities brokers and dealers, banks and trust companies that clear
             through or maintain a custodial relationship with a direct participant, either directly or indirectly.
        •    The rules applicable to DTC and its direct and indirect participants are on file with the SEC.


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       We understand that Clearstream is incorporated under the laws of Luxembourg as a professional depositary. Clearstream holds securities
for its customers and facilitates the clearance and settlement of securities transactions between its customers through electronic book-entry
changes in accounts of its customers, thereby eliminating the need for physical movement of certificates. Clearstream provides to its customers,
among other things, services for safekeeping, administration, clearance and settlement of internationally traded securities and securities lending
and borrowing. Clearstream interfaces with domestic markets in several countries. As a professional depositary, Clearstream is subject to
regulation by the Luxembourg Commission for the Supervision of the Financial Section. Clearstream customers are recognized financial
institutions around the world, including underwriters, securities brokers and dealers, banks, trust companies, clearing corporations and other
organizations and may include the underwriters. Indirect access to Clearstream is also available to others, such as banks, brokers, dealers and
trust companies that clear through or maintain a custodial relationship with a Clearstream customer either directly or indirectly.

      We understand that Euroclear was created in 1968 to hold securities for participants of Euroclear and to clear and settle transactions
between Euroclear participants through simultaneous electronic book-entry delivery against payment, thereby eliminating the need for physical
movement of certificates and any risk from lack of simultaneous transfers of securities and cash. Euroclear provides various other services,
including securities lending and borrowing and interfaces with domestic markets in several countries. Euroclear is operated by Euroclear Bank
S.A/N.V., which we refer to as the Euroclear Operator, under contract with Euroclear Clearance Systems S.C., a Belgian cooperative
corporation, which we refer to as the Cooperative. All operations are conducted by the Euroclear Operator, and all Euroclear securities
clearance accounts and Euroclear cash accounts are accounts with the Euroclear Operator, not the Cooperative. The cooperative establishes
policy for Euroclear on behalf of Euroclear participants. Euroclear participants include banks (including central banks), securities brokers and
dealers, and other professional financial intermediaries and may include the underwriters. Indirect access to Euroclear is also available to other
firms that clear through or maintain a custodial relationship with a Euroclear participant, either directly or indirectly.

      We understand that the Euroclear Operator is licensed by the Belgian Banking and Finance Commission to carry out banking activities on
a global basis. As a Belgian bank, it is regulated and examined by the Belgian Banking and Finance Commission.

      We have provided the descriptions of the operations and procedures of DTC, Clearstream and Euroclear in this prospectus supplement
solely as a matter of convenience. These operations and procedures are solely within the control of those organizations and are subject to
change by them from time to time. None of us, the underwriters or the trustee takes any responsibility for these operations or procedures, and
you are urged to contact DTC, Clearstream and Euroclear or their participants directly to discuss those matters.

      We expect that under procedures established by DTC:
        •    upon deposit of the global notes with DTC or its custodian, DTC will credit on its internal system the accounts of direct
             participants designated by the underwriters with portions of the principal amounts of the global notes; and
        •    ownership of the notes will be shown on, and the transfer of ownership thereof will be effected only through, records maintained
             by DTC or its nominee, with respect to interests of direct participants, and the records of direct and indirect participants, with
             respect to interests of persons other than participants.

      The laws of some jurisdictions may require that purchasers of securities take physical delivery of those securities in definitive form.
Accordingly, the ability to transfer interests in the notes represented by a global note to those persons may be limited. In addition, because DTC
can act only on behalf of its participants, who in turn act on behalf of persons who hold interests through participants, the ability of a person
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represented by a global note to pledge or transfer those interests to persons or entities that do not participate in DTC’s system, or otherwise to
take actions in respect of such interest, may be affected by the lack of a physical definitive security in respect of such interest.

      So long as DTC or its nominee is the registered owner of a global note, DTC or that nominee will be considered the sole owner or holder
of the notes represented by that global note for all purposes under the indenture and under the notes. Except as provided below, owners of
beneficial interests in a global note will not be entitled to have notes represented by that global note registered in their names, will not receive
or be entitled to receive physical delivery of certificated notes and will not be considered the owners or holders thereof under the indenture or
under the notes for any purpose, including with respect to the giving of any direction, instruction or approval to the trustee. Accordingly, each
holder owning a beneficial interest in a global note must rely on the procedures of DTC and, if that holder is not a direct or indirect participant,
on the procedures of the participant through which that holder owns its interest, to exercise any rights of a holder of notes under the indenture
or a global note.

      Neither we nor the trustee will have any responsibility or liability for any aspect of the records relating to or payments made on account
of notes by DTC, Clearstream or Euroclear, or for maintaining, supervising or reviewing any records of those organizations relating to the
notes.

      Payments on the notes represented by the global notes will be made to DTC or its nominee, as the case may be, as the registered owner
thereof. We expect that DTC or its nominee, upon receipt of any payment on the notes represented by a global note, will credit participants’
accounts with payments in amounts proportionate to their respective beneficial interests in the global note as shown in the records of DTC or its
nominee. We also expect that payments by participants to owners of beneficial interests in the global note held through such participants will
be governed by standing instructions and customary practice as is now the case with securities held for the accounts of customers registered in
the names of nominees for such customers. The participants will be responsible for those payments.

      Distributions on the notes held beneficially through Clearstream will be credited to cash accounts of its customers in accordance with its
rules and procedures, to the extent received by the U.S. depositary for Clearstream.

      Securities clearance accounts and cash accounts with the Euroclear Operator are governed by the Terms and Conditions Governing Use
of Euroclear and the related Operating Procedures of the Euroclear System, and applicable Belgian law (collectively, the “Terms and
Conditions”). The Terms and Conditions govern transfers of securities and cash within Euroclear, withdrawals of securities and cash from
Euroclear, and receipts of payments with respect to securities in Euroclear. All securities in Euroclear are held on a fungible basis without
attribution of specific certificates to specific securities clearance accounts. The Euroclear Operator acts under the Terms and Conditions only
on behalf of Euroclear participants and has no record of or relationship with persons holding through Euroclear participants.

     Distributions on the notes held beneficially through Euroclear will be credited to the cash accounts of its participants in accordance with
the Terms and Conditions, to the extent received by the U.S. depositary for Euroclear.

      Clearance and Settlement Procedures
     Initial settlement for the notes will be made in immediately available funds. Secondary market trading between DTC participants will
occur in the ordinary way in accordance with DTC rules and will be settled in immediately available funds. Secondary market trading between
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participants will occur in the ordinary way in accordance with the applicable rules and operating procedures of Clearstream and Euroclear, as
applicable, and will be settled using the procedures applicable to conventional Eurobonds in immediately available funds.

      Cross-market transfers between persons holding directly or indirectly through DTC, on the one hand, and directly or indirectly through
Clearstream customers or Euroclear participants, on the other, will be effected through DTC in accordance with DTC rules on behalf of the
relevant European international clearing system by the U.S. depositary; however, such cross-market transactions will require delivery of
instructions to the relevant European international clearing system by the counterparty in such system in accordance with its rules and
procedures and within its established deadlines (European time). The relevant European international clearing system will, if the transaction
meets its settlement requirements, deliver instructions to the U.S. depositary to take action to effect final settlement on its behalf by delivering
or receiving the notes in DTC, and making or receiving payment in accordance with normal procedures for same-day funds settlement
applicable to DTC. Clearstream customers and Euroclear participants may not deliver instructions directly to their U.S. depositaries.

      Because of time-zone differences, credits of the notes received in Clearstream or Euroclear as a result of a transaction with a DTC
participant will be made during subsequent securities settlement processing and dated the business day following the DTC settlement date.
Such credits or any transactions in the notes settled during such processing will be reported to the relevant Clearstream customers or Euroclear
participants on such business day. Cash received in Clearstream or Euroclear as a result of sales of the notes by or through a Clearstream
customer or a Euroclear participant to a DTC participant will be received with value on the DTC settlement date but will be available in the
relevant Clearstream or Euroclear cash account only as of the business day following settlement in DTC.

     Although DTC, Clearstream and Euroclear have agreed to the foregoing procedures to facilitate transfers of the notes among participants
of DTC, Clearstream and Euroclear, they are under no obligation to perform or continue to perform such procedures and such procedures may
be changed or discontinued at any time.

      Certificated Notes
      We will issue certificated notes to each person that DTC identifies as the beneficial owner of the notes of a series represented by a global
note upon surrender by DTC of the global note if:
        •    DTC notifies us that it is no longer willing or able to act as a depositary for such global note or ceases to be a clearing agency
             registered under the Exchange Act, and we have not appointed a successor depositary within 90 days of that notice or becoming
             aware that DTC is no longer so registered;
        •    an event of default has occurred and is continuing, and DTC requests the issuance of certificated notes; or
        •    we determine (subject to DTC’s procedures) not to have the notes of such series represented by a global note.

      Neither we nor the trustee will be liable for any delay by DTC, its nominee or any direct or indirect participant in identifying the
beneficial owners of the notes. We and the trustee may conclusively rely on, and will be protected in relying on, instructions from DTC or its
nominee for all purposes, including with respect to the registration and delivery, and the respective principal amounts, of the certificated notes
to be issued.

Further Issues
      We may from time to time, without notice to or the consent of the holders of the notes, create and issue additional notes ranking equally
and ratably with the notes and otherwise identical to such notes in all respects (or in all respects except for the payment of interest accruing
prior to the issue date of such additional notes or except, in some cases, for the first payment of interest following the issue date of such
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additional notes, if any, will form a single series with the notes offered hereby and will have the same terms as to status, redemption or
otherwise as the notes.

Governing Law
      The indenture and the notes will be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the internal laws of the State of New York.

Concerning the Trustee
     The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A. (successor in interest to Bank One Trust Company, N.A.) is the trustee under the
indenture. We also maintain deposit accounts and conduct other banking transactions with the trustee and its affiliates in the ordinary course of
business.


                                 CERTAIN UNITED STATES FEDERAL INCOME TAX CONSEQUENCES

      The following discussion is a summary of certain material U.S. federal income tax consequences relevant to the purchase, ownership and
disposition of the notes, but does not purport to be a complete analysis of all potential tax consequences. The discussion is based upon the
Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”), U.S. Treasury Regulations issued thereunder (the “Treasury Regulations”), IRS
rulings and pronouncements, and judicial decisions, all as of the date hereof and all of which are subject to change at any time. Any such
change may be applied retroactively in a manner that could adversely affect a holder of the notes. We have not sought any ruling from the IRS
with respect to the statements made and the conclusions reached in the following discussion, and there can be no assurance that the IRS will
agree with such statements and conclusions.

      This discussion does not address all of the U.S. federal income tax consequences that may be relevant to a holder in light of such holder’s
particular circumstances or to holders subject to special rules, including, without limitation:
        •    banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions;
        •    U.S. expatriates and certain former citizens or long-term residents of the United States;
        •    holders subject to the alternative minimum tax;
        •    dealers in securities or currencies;
        •    traders in securities;
        •    partnerships, S corporations or other pass-through entities;
        •    U.S. Holders (as defined below) whose functional currency is not the U.S. dollar;
        •    controlled foreign corporations;
        •    tax-exempt organizations;
        •    passive foreign investment companies;
        •    persons holding the notes as part of a “straddle,” “hedge,” “conversion transaction” or other risk reduction transaction; and
        •    persons deemed to sell the notes under the constructive sale provisions of the Code.

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      In addition, this discussion is limited to persons purchasing the notes for cash at original issue and at their original “issue price” within
the meaning of Section 1273 of the Code (i.e., the first price at which a substantial amount of the notes are sold to the public for cash).
Moreover, the effects of other U.S. federal tax laws (such as estate and gift tax laws) and any applicable state, local or foreign tax laws are not
discussed. The discussion deals only with notes held as “capital assets” within the meaning of Section 1221 of the Code.

      If a partnership or other entity taxable as a partnership holds the notes, the tax treatment of the partners in the partnership generally will
depend on the status of the particular partner in question and the activities of the partnership. Such partners should consult their tax advisors as
to the specific tax consequences to them of holding the notes indirectly through ownership of their partnership interests.

    YOU ARE URGED TO CONSULT YOUR TAX ADVISOR WITH RESPECT TO THE APPLICATION OF THE U.S.
FEDERAL INCOME TAX LAWS TO YOUR PARTICULAR SITUATION AS WELL AS ANY TAX CONSEQUENCES OF THE
PURCHASE, OWNERSHIP AND DISPOSITION OF THE NOTES ARISING UNDER THE FEDERAL ESTATE OR GIFT TAX
LAWS OR UNDER THE LAWS OF ANY STATE, LOCAL, FOREIGN OR OTHER TAXING JURISDICTION OR UNDER ANY
APPLICABLE TAX TREATY.

U.S. Holders
      The following is a summary of the material U.S. federal income tax consequences that will apply to you if you are a “U.S. Holder” of the
notes. As used herein, “U.S. Holder” means a beneficial owner of the notes who is for U.S. federal income tax purposes:
        •    an individual who is a citizen or resident of the United States, including an alien individual who is a lawful permanent resident of
             the United States or meets the “substantial presence” test under Section 7701(b) of the Code;
        •    a corporation or other entity taxable as a corporation created or organized in or under the laws of the United States, any state
             thereof, or the District of Columbia;
        •    an estate, the income of which is subject to U.S. federal income tax regardless of its source; or
        •    a trust, if a U.S. court can exercise primary supervision over the administration of the trust and one or more “United States
             persons” within the meaning of Section 7701(a)(30) of the Code can control all substantial trust decisions, or, if the trust was in
             existence on August 20, 1996, and it has elected to continue to be treated as a United States person.

      Payments of Interest
      Stated interest on the notes generally will be taxable to a U.S. Holder as ordinary income at the time that such interest is received or
accrued, in accordance with such U.S. Holder’s method of tax accounting for U.S. federal income tax purposes. It is anticipated, and this
discussion assumes, that the notes will not be treated as issued with original issue discount for U.S. federal income tax purposes.

      Additional Payments
      In certain circumstances (see “Description of Notes — Optional Redemption” and “Description of Notes — Change of Control”), we may
be obligated to make payments in excess of stated interest and the principal amount of the notes. We intend to take the position that the notes
should not be treated as contingent payment debt instruments despite these additional payments. This position is based in part on assumptions
regarding the likelihood, as of the date of issuance of the notes, that such additional payments will have to be paid. Assuming such position is
respected, any amounts paid to a U.S. Holder pursuant to any such redemption or repurchase, as applicable, would be taxable as described
below in “— U.S. Holders — Sale or Other Taxable Disposition of Notes.” Our position is binding on a U.S. Holder unless such holder
discloses its contrary position in the manner required by applicable Treasury Regulations. The IRS, however, may take a position contrary to
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which could affect the timing and character of a U.S. Holder’s income and the timing of our deductions with respect to the notes. U.S. Holders
are urged to consult their tax advisors regarding the potential application of the contingent payment debt instrument rules to the notes and the
consequences thereof. The remainder of this discussion assumes that the notes are not treated as contingent payment debt instruments.

      Sale or Other Taxable Disposition of Notes
      A U.S. Holder will recognize gain or loss on the sale, taxable exchange, redemption, retirement or other taxable disposition of a note
equal to the difference between the amount realized upon the disposition (less a portion allocable to any accrued and unpaid interest, which will
be taxable as interest) and the U.S. Holder’s adjusted tax basis in the note. A U.S. Holder’s adjusted tax basis in a note generally will be equal
to the amount that the U.S. Holder paid for the note less any principal payments received by the U.S. Holder. Any gain or loss will be a capital
gain or loss, and will be a long-term capital gain or loss if the U.S. Holder has held the note for more than one year at the time of disposition.
Otherwise, such gain or loss will be a short-term capital gain or loss. Long-term capital gains recognized by certain non-corporate U.S.
Holders, including individuals, generally will be subject to a reduced tax rate. The deductibility of capital losses is subject to limitations.

      Information Reporting and Backup Withholding
      A U.S. Holder may be subject to information reporting and backup withholding when such holder receives interest payments on the notes
held or upon the proceeds received upon the sale or other disposition of such notes (including a redemption or retirement of the notes). Certain
holders generally are not subject to information reporting or backup withholding. A U.S. Holder will be subject to backup withholding if such
holder is not otherwise exempt and such holder:
        •    fails to furnish the holder’s taxpayer identification number (“TIN”), which, for an individual, ordinarily is his or her social security
             number;
        •    furnishes an incorrect TIN;
        •    is notified by the IRS that the holder has failed properly to report payments of interest or dividends; or
        •    fails to certify, under penalties of perjury, that the holder has furnished a correct TIN and that the IRS has not notified the holder
             that the holder is subject to backup withholding.

      U.S. Holders should consult their tax advisors regarding their qualification for an exemption from backup withholding and the procedures
for obtaining such an exemption, if applicable. Backup withholding is not an additional tax, and taxpayers may use amounts withheld as a
credit against their U.S. federal income tax liability or may claim a refund if they timely provide certain information to the IRS.

Non-U.S. Holders
       The following is a summary of certain material U.S. federal income tax consequences that will apply to you if you are a “Non-U.S.
Holder” of the notes. A “Non-U.S. Holder” is a beneficial owner of the notes who is neither a U.S. Holder nor an entity taxable as a partnership
for U.S. federal income tax purposes. Special rules may apply to Non-U.S. Holders that are subject to special treatment under the Code,
including controlled foreign corporations, passive foreign investment companies, U.S. expatriates, and foreign persons eligible for benefits
under an applicable income tax treaty with the U.S. Such Non-U.S. Holders should consult their tax advisors to determine the U.S. federal,
state, local and other tax consequences that may be relevant to them including any reporting requirements.

      Payments of Interest
      Generally, interest income paid to a Non-U.S. Holder that is not effectively connected with the Non-U.S. Holder’s conduct of a U.S. trade
or business is subject to withholding tax at a rate of 30% (or, if applicable, a

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lower treaty rate). Nevertheless, interest paid on a note to a Non-U.S. Holder that is not effectively connected with the Non-U.S. Holder’s
conduct of a U.S. trade or business generally will not be subject to U.S. federal withholding tax provided that:
        •    such holder does not directly or indirectly, actually or constructively, own 10% or more of the total combined voting power of all
             classes of our voting stock;
        •    such holder is not a controlled foreign corporation that is related to us through actual or constructive stock ownership and is not a
             bank that received such note on an extension of credit made pursuant to a loan agreement entered into in the ordinary course of its
             trade or business; and
        •    either (1) the Non-U.S. Holder certifies in a statement provided to us or the paying agent, under penalties of perjury, that it is not a
             “United States person” within the meaning of the Code and provides its name and address, (2) a securities clearing organization,
             bank or other financial institution that holds customers’ securities in the ordinary course of its trade or business and holds the note
             on behalf of the Non-U.S. Holder certifies to us or the paying agent under penalties of perjury that it, or the financial institution
             between it and the Non-U.S. Holder, has received from the Non-U.S. Holder a statement, under penalties of perjury, that such
             holder is not a United States person and provides us or the paying agent with a copy of such statement or (3) the Non-U.S. Holder
             holds its note directly through a “qualified intermediary” and certain conditions are satisfied.

      Even if the above conditions are not met, a Non-U.S. Holder generally will be entitled to a reduction in or an exemption from withholding
tax on interest if the Non-U.S. Holder provides us or our agent with a properly executed (1) IRS Form W-8BEN claiming an exemption from or
reduction of the withholding tax under the benefit of a tax treaty between the United States and the Non-U.S. Holder’s country of residence, or
(2) IRS Form W-8ECI stating that interest paid on a note is not subject to withholding tax because it is effectively connected with the conduct
by the Non-U.S. Holder of a trade or business in the United States.

      If interest paid to a Non-U.S. Holder is effectively connected with the Non-U.S. Holder’s conduct of a U.S. trade or business (and, if
required by an applicable income tax treaty, the Non-U.S. Holder maintains a U.S. permanent establishment to which such interest is
attributable), then, although exempt from U.S. federal withholding tax (provided the Non-U.S. Holder provides appropriate certification), the
Non-U.S. Holder generally will be subject to U.S. federal income tax on such interest in the same manner as if such Non-U.S. Holder were a
U.S. Holder. In addition, if the Non-U.S. Holder is a foreign corporation, such interest may be subject to a branch profits tax at a rate of 30% or
lower applicable treaty rate.

      Sale or Other Taxable Disposition of Notes
     Any gain realized by a Non-U.S. Holder on the sale, exchange, retirement, redemption or other disposition of a note generally will not be
subject to U.S. federal income tax unless:
        •    the gain is effectively connected with the Non-U.S. Holder’s conduct of a trade or business in the United States (and, if required by
             an applicable income tax treaty, the Non-U.S. Holder maintains a U.S. permanent establishment to which such gain is attributable);
             or
        •    the Non-U.S. Holder is an individual who is present in the United States for 183 days or more in the taxable year of sale, exchange
             or other disposition, and certain conditions are met.

      A Non-U.S. Holder described in the first bullet point above will be required to pay U.S. federal income tax on the net gain derived from
the sale generally in the same manner as if such Non-U.S. Holder were a U.S. Holder, and if such Non-U.S. Holder is a foreign corporation, it
may also be required to pay an additional branch profits tax at a 30% rate (or a lower rate if so specified by an applicable income tax treaty). A
Non-U.S. Holder described in the second bullet point above will be subject to U.S. federal income tax at a rate of 30% (or, if applicable, a
lower treaty rate) on the gain derived from the sale, which may be offset by certain U.S. source capital losses, even though the Non-U.S. Holder
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     In certain circumstances (see “U.S. Holders — Additional Payments”), we may be obligated to pay amounts in excess of stated interest
and principal on the notes. Such payments would be treated as additional amounts paid for the notes and subject to the rules discussed above.

      Information Reporting and Backup Withholding
      A Non-U.S. Holder generally will not be subject to backup withholding and information reporting with respect to payments that we make
to the Non-U.S. Holder, provided that we do not have actual knowledge or reason to know that such holder is a “United States person,” within
the meaning of the Code, and the holder has given us the statement described above under “Non-U.S. Holders — Payments of Interest.” In
addition, a Non-U.S. Holder will not be subject to backup withholding or information reporting with respect to the proceeds of the sale or other
disposition of a note (including a retirement or redemption of a note) within the United States or conducted through certain U.S.-related
brokers, if the payor receives the statement described above and does not have actual knowledge or reason to know that such holder is a United
States person or the holder otherwise establishes an exemption. However, we may be required to report annually to the IRS and to the Non-U.S.
Holder the amount of, and the tax withheld with respect to, any interest paid to the Non-U.S. Holder, regardless of whether any tax was actually
withheld. Copies of these information returns may also be made available under the provisions of a specific treaty or agreement to the tax
authorities of the country in which the Non-U.S. Holder resides.

      A Non-U.S. Holder generally will be entitled to credit any amounts withheld under the backup withholding rules against the holder’s U.S.
federal income tax liability or may claim a refund provided that the required information is furnished to the IRS in a timely manner.

      Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act
       Legislation incorporating provisions referred to as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (“FATCA”) was enacted March 18, 2010.
Recently issued proposed Treasury Regulations provide that FATCA will generally not apply to notes that are outstanding on January 1, 2013.
The proposed regulations are not effective until finalized, however, and, unless so finalized, holders will not be entitled to rely on this proposed
grandfathering date. If FATCA does apply to the notes, FATCA generally will impose a withholding tax of 30 percent on interest income on a
note and the gross proceeds of a disposition of a note paid to a foreign financial institution, unless such institution enters into an agreement with
the United States government to collect and provide to the United States tax authorities substantial information regarding United States account
holders of such institution (which may include certain equity and debt holders of such institution, as well as certain account holders that are
foreign entities with United States owners). Absent any applicable exception, this legislation also generally will impose a withholding tax of 30
percent on interest income from a note and the gross proceeds of a disposition of a note paid to a foreign entity that is not a foreign financial
institution unless such entity provides the withholding agent with a certification identifying the substantial United States owners of the entity,
which generally includes any United States person who directly or indirectly own more than 10 percent of the entity. Under certain
circumstances, a Non-U.S. Holder of the notes might be eligible for refunds or credits of such taxes, and a Non-U.S. Holder might be required
to file a United States federal income tax return to claim such refunds or credits. This legislation generally is effective for payments of interest
made after December 31, 2013, and for payments made in respect of gross proceeds from sales or other dispositions after December 31, 2014
on notes issued after March 18, 2012 (or January 1, 2013, if the proposed Treasury Regulations become effective). Investors are encouraged to
consult with their own tax advisors regarding the implications of this legislation on their investment in the notes.

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                                                                UNDERWRITING

      Subject to the terms and conditions of the underwriting agreement dated the date of this prospectus supplement, each underwriter named
below, for whom J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc. and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC are acting as representatives,
has severally agreed to purchase, and we have agreed to sell to that underwriter, the principal amount of notes set forth opposite the
underwriter’s name below at the public offering price less the underwriting discount set forth on the cover page of this prospectus supplement:

                                                                                                           Principal Amount
                        Underwriter                                                                            of Notes
                        J.P. Morgan Securities LLC                                                     $
                        U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc
                        Wells Fargo Securities, LLC
                             Total                                                                     $


     The underwriting agreement provides that the obligations of the several underwriters to purchase the notes included in this offering are
subject to approval of legal matters by counsel and to other conditions, including delivery of customary certificates and opinions. The
underwriters are obligated to purchase all the notes if they purchase any of the notes.

      We have been advised by the representatives of the underwriters that the underwriters propose to offer some of the notes directly to the
public at the public offering price set forth on the cover page of this prospectus supplement and some of the notes to dealers at the public
offering price less a concession not to exceed % of the principal amount of the notes. The underwriters may allow, and dealers may reallow, a
concession not to exceed % of the principal amount of the notes on sales to other dealers. After the initial offering of the notes to the public,
the representatives may change the public offering price and other selling terms.

     The following table summarizes the underwriting discounts that we are to pay to the underwriters in connection with this offering
(expressed as a percentage of the principal amount of the notes and in total):

                                                                                                               Paid by Us
                        Per Note                                                                                            %
                        Total                                                                                  $

      We estimate that our total expenses for this offering, excluding the underwriting discounts, will be approximately $         million, which
will be payable by us.

    We have agreed to indemnify the underwriters against certain liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act, or to contribute to
payments the underwriters may be required to make because of any of those liabilities.

      The notes are a new issue of debt securities with no established trading market. We do not intend to apply to list the notes on any
securities exchange or on any automated dealer quotation system. The underwriters may make a market in the notes after completion of the
offering, but will not be obligated to do so and may discontinue any market-making activities at any time without notice. No assurance can be
given as to the liquidity of the trading market for the notes or that an active public market for the notes will develop. If an active public trading
market for the notes does not develop, the market price and liquidity of the notes may be adversely affected.

      In connection with the offering of the notes, the representatives may engage in transactions that stabilize, maintain or otherwise affect the
price of the notes. Specifically, the representatives may overallot in connection with the offering, creating a short position. In addition, the
representatives may bid for, and purchase, the notes in the open market to cover short positions or to stabilize the price of the notes. Any of
these activities may stabilize or maintain the market price of the notes above independent market levels, but no representation is made hereby
of the magnitude of any effect that the transactions described above may have on the market price of the notes.

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The underwriters will not be required to engage in these activities, and may engage in these activities, and may end any of these activities at
any time without notice.

     The underwriters and their respective affiliates have, from time to time, performed, and may in the future perform, various financial
advisory, commercial banking and investment banking services for us and our affiliates, for which they received or will receive customary fees
and expense reimbursement. Certain of the underwriters or their affiliates are lenders and/or agents under our existing revolving credit facility.

      In addition, in the ordinary course of their various business activities, the underwriters and their respective affiliates may make or hold a
broad array of investments and actively trade debt and equity securities (or related derivative securities) and financial instruments (including
bank loans) for their own account and for the accounts of their customers, and such investment and securities activities may involve securities
and instruments of ours or our affiliates. If any of the underwriters or their affiliates has a lending relationship with us, certain of those
underwriters or their affiliates routinely hedge and certain other of those underwriters or their affiliates may hedge, their credit exposure to us
consistent with their customary risk management policies. Typically, these underwriters and their affiliates would hedge such exposure by
entering into transactions which consist of either the purchase of credit default swaps or the creation of short positions in our securities,
including potentially the notes offered hereby. Any such credit default swaps or short positions could adversely affect future trading prices of
the notes offered hereby. The underwriters and their affiliates may also make investment recommendations and/or publish or express
independent research views in respect of such securities or financial instruments and may hold, or recommend to clients that they acquire, long
and/or short positions in such securities and instruments.

       It is expected that the delivery of the notes will be made against payment therefor on April , 2012, which will be the fifth business day
following the date of pricing of the notes (such settlement cycle being herein referred to as “T+5”). Under Rule 15c6-1 under the Exchange
Act, trades in the secondary market generally are required to settle in three business days, unless the parties to any such trade expressly agree
otherwise. Accordingly, purchasers who wish to trade notes on the date hereof or the succeeding business day will be required, by virtue of the
fact that the notes initially will settle T+5 (on April , 2012) to specify an alternate settlement cycle at the time of any such trade to prevent a
failed settlement. Purchasers of notes who wish to trade notes on the date hereof or the succeeding business day should consult their advisor.

      Notice to Prospective Investors in the European Economic Area
      In relation to each Member State of the European Economic Area which has implemented the Prospectus Directive (each, a “Relevant
Member State”), each underwriter has represented and agreed that with effect from and including the date on which the Prospectus Directive is
implemented in that Relevant Member State (the “Relevant Implementation Date”) it has not made and will not make an offer of notes which
are the subject of the offering contemplated by this prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus to the public in that Relevant
Member State other than:
      (a) to any legal entity which is a qualified investor as defined in the Prospectus Directive;
      (b) to fewer than 100 or, if the Relevant Member State has implemented the relevant provision of the 2010 PD Amending Directive, 150,
      natural or legal persons (other than qualified investors as defined in the Prospectus Directive), as permitted under the Prospectus
      Directive, subject to obtaining the prior consent of the Representatives for any such offer; or
      (c) in any other circumstances falling within Article 3(2) of the Prospectus Directive,
provided that no such offer of notes shall require the Company or any underwriter to publish a prospectus pursuant to Article 3 of the
Prospectus Directive. For the purposes of this provision, the expression an “offer of notes to the public” in relation to any notes in any Relevant
Member State means the communication in any form and by any means of sufficient information on the terms of the offer and the notes to be
offered so as to enable an investor to decide to purchase or subscribe the notes, as the same may be varied in that Member State by any measure
implementing the Prospectus Directive in that Member State.

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      This prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus have been prepared on the basis that any offer of notes in any Member State of
the European Economic Area which has implemented the Prospectus Directive (each, a “Relevant Member State”) will be made pursuant to an
exemption under the Prospectus Directive from the requirement to publish a prospectus for offers of notes. Accordingly any person making or
intending to make an offer in that Relevant Member State of notes which are the subject of the placement contemplated in this prospectus
supplement and the accompanying prospectus may only do so in circumstances in which no obligation arises for the Company or any of the
underwriters to publish a prospectus pursuant to Article 3 of the Prospectus Directive, in each case, in relation to such offer. Neither the
Company nor the underwriters have authorized, nor do they authorize, the making of any offer of notes in circumstances in which an obligation
arises for the Company or the underwriters to publish a prospectus for such offer.

      The expression “Prospectus Directive” means Directive 2003/71/EC (and amendments thereto, including the 2010 PD Amending
Directive, to the extent implemented in the Relevant Member State), and includes any relevant implementing measure in the Relevant Member
State and the expression “2010 PD Amending Directive” means Directive 2010/73/EU.

      Notice to Prospective Investors in the United Kingdom
      This prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus are only being distributed to, and are only directed at, (1) persons who are
outside the United Kingdom or (2) investment professionals falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000
(Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the “Order”) or (3) high net worth entities, and other persons to whom it may lawfully be communicated,
falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order (each such person being referred to as a “relevant person”). The notes are only available to,
and any invitation, offer or agreement to subscribe, purchase or otherwise acquire the notes will be engaged in only with, relevant persons. Any
person who is not a relevant person should not act or rely on this prospectus supplement or the accompanying prospectus or any of their
contents.

      Each underwriter has represented and agreed that:
      (a) it has only communicated or caused to be communicated and will only communicate or cause to be communicated an invitation or
      inducement to engage in investment activity (within the meaning of Section 21 of the Finance Service and Market Act 2000 (“FSMA”)
      received by it in connection with the issue or sale of the notes in circumstances in which Section 21(1) of the FSMA does not apply to the
      Company; and
      (b) it has complied and will comply with all applicable provisions of the FSMA with respect to anything done by it in relation to the notes
      in, from or otherwise involving the United Kingdom.

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                                                               LEGAL MATTERS

      The validity of the notes will be passed upon for us by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC, Memphis, Tennessee. Certain matters of Nevada law
with respect to the notes will be passed upon by Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP, Las Vegas, Nevada. Certain other legal matters with
respect to the notes will be passed upon by Harry L. Goldsmith, Esq., our Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. As of
April 17, 2012, Mr. Goldsmith beneficially owned 110,760 shares of our common stock, including 89,150 shares that may be acquired upon
exercise of stock options either immediately or within 60 days of that date. Certain legal matters in connection with the offering of the notes
will be passed upon for the underwriters by Latham & Watkins LLP, New York, New York.

                                                                    EXPERTS
      Ernst & Young LLP, independent registered public accounting firm, has audited our consolidated financial statements included in our
Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended August 27, 2011, and the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting as of
August 27, 2011, as set forth in their reports, which are incorporated by reference in this prospectus supplement. Our consolidated financial
statements are incorporated by reference in reliance on Ernst & Young LLP’s reports, given on their authority as experts in accounting and
auditing.

       With respect to our unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial information for the twelve week periods ended November 19,
2011 and November 20, 2010 and the twelve and twenty-four week periods ended February 11, 2012 and February 12, 2011, incorporated by
reference in this prospectus, Ernst & Young LLP reported that they have applied limited procedures in accordance with professional standards
for a review of such information. However, their separate reports dated December 15, 2011 and March 8, 2012, included in our Quarterly
Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended November 19, 2011 and February 11, 2012, and incorporated by reference herein, state that they
did not audit and they do not express an opinion on that interim financial information. Accordingly, the degree of reliance on their reports on
such information should be restricted in light of the limited nature of the review procedures applied. Ernst & Young LLP is not subject to the
liability provisions of Section 11 of the Securities Act for their reports on the unaudited interim financial information because those reports are
not a “report” or a “part” of the registration statement prepared or certified by Ernst & Young LLP within the meaning of Sections 7 and 11 of
the Securities Act.

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Prospectus

                                                                AutoZone, Inc.

                                                                Debt Securities



            We may offer and sell our debt securities from time to time in one or more offerings. This prospectus provides you with a general
description of the debt securities that we may offer. We may offer and sell debt securities to or through one or more underwriters, dealers and
agents, or directly to purchasers, on a continued or delayed basis.

           Our principal executive offices are located at 123 South Front Street, Memphis, Tennessee 38103, and our telephone number is
(901) 495-6500.

           We will provide specific terms of debt securities we offer, and the manner in which they are being offered, in supplements to this
prospectus. Our debt securities cannot be sold unless this prospectus is accompanied by a prospectus supplement. You should read this
prospectus and any prospectus supplement carefully before you invest.


           Investing in our debt securities involves certain risks. Before buying our debt securities, you should refer to the risk factors
included in our periodic reports, in prospectus supplements and in other information filed with the Securities and Exchange
Commission.


           Neither the Securities and Exchange Commission nor any state securities commission has approved or disapproved these
debt securities or determined if this prospectus is truthful or complete. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense.



                                                 The date of this prospectus is April 17, 2012.
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            You should rely only on the information contained or incorporated by reference in this prospectus, in any accompanying
prospectus supplement or in any free writing prospectus filed by us with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We have not
authorized any other person to provide you with different information. If anyone provides you with different or inconsistent
information, you should not rely on it. We are not making an offer to sell these debt securities in any jurisdiction where the offer or
sale is not permitted. You should assume that the information contained or incorporated by reference in this prospectus and any
prospectus supplement or in any such free writing prospectus is accurate only as of the respective dates thereof. Our business, financial
condition, results of operations and prospects may have changed since those dates.

           When we refer to “we,” “our” and “us” in this prospectus, we mean AutoZone, Inc., including, unless the context otherwise
requires or as otherwise expressly stated, our subsidiaries. When we refer to “you” or “yours,” we mean the purchasers of the
applicable debt securities.


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About This Prospectus                                                                                                              (ii )
Where You Can Find More Information                                                                                                (ii )
Incorporation of Certain Documents by Reference                                                                                    (ii )
AutoZone, Inc.                                                                                                                      1
Forward-Looking Statements                                                                                                          1
Use of Proceeds                                                                                                                     1
Description of Debt Securities                                                                                                      2
Plan of Distribution                                                                                                                6
Legal Matters                                                                                                                       8
Experts                                                                                                                             8

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                                                         ABOUT THIS PROSPECTUS

      This prospectus is part of a “shelf” registration statement that we filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or the SEC, under
the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Act. Under this shelf registration, we may sell the debt securities described in this
prospectus in one or more offerings. This prospectus only provides you with a general description of the debt securities that we may offer. Each
time we sell debt securities, we will provide a supplement to this prospectus that contains specific information about the terms of the debt
securities being sold. The prospectus supplement may also add, update or change information contained in this prospectus. Before purchasing
any debt securities, you should carefully read both this prospectus and any prospectus supplement, together with the additional information
described under the heading “Where You Can Find More Information.”


                                             WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION

      We file annual, quarterly and current reports, proxy statements and other information with the SEC. You may read and copy any reports,
statements or other information filed by us with the SEC at the SEC’s public reference room at 100 F Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20549.
Please call the SEC at 1-800-SEC-0330 for further information on the operation of the SEC’s public reference facilities. The SEC also
maintains a web site at http://www.sec.gov that contains reports, proxy statements and other information about issuers, such as us, who file
electronically with the SEC.

      Our common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, or the NYSE, under the ticker symbol “AZO,” and reports, proxy
statements and other information concerning us can also be inspected at the offices of the NYSE at 20 Broad Street, New York, New York
10005.

      Our web site address is http://www.autozoneinc.com. The information on our web site, however, is not, and should not be deemed to be, a
part of this prospectus.

      This prospectus is part of a registration statement that we filed with the SEC. The full registration statement may be obtained from the
SEC or us, as indicated below. Documents establishing the terms of the offered debt securities are filed as exhibits to the registration statement.
Statements in this prospectus about these documents are summaries. You should refer to the actual documents for a more complete
description of the relevant matters.


                                   INCORPORATION OF CERTAIN DOCUMENTS BY REFERENCE

      The rules of the SEC allow us to “incorporate by reference” the reports and documents we file with the SEC, which means that we can
disclose important information to you by referring you to another document filed separately with SEC. The information incorporated by
reference is deemed to be part of this prospectus, and information that we file later with the SEC will automatically update and supersede this
information. We incorporate by reference into this prospectus the documents set forth below that we have previously filed with the SEC and
any future filings made under Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or “Exchange Act,” after
the date of this prospectus and prior to the termination of the offering of debt securities offered by this prospectus:
     •    our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended August 27, 2011 (filed with the SEC on October 24, 2011);
     •    the information specifically incorporated by reference into our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended August 27, 2011 from
          our definitive proxy statement on Schedule 14A, filed with the SEC on November 1, 2011, for the Annual Meeting of Stockholders
          held on December 14, 2011;

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     •    our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended November 19, 2011 (filed with the SEC on December 15, 2011) and
          February 11, 2012 (filed with the SEC on March 8, 2012); and
     •    our Current Reports on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on September 14, 2011, September 28, 2011, December 14, 2011 and March 7,
          2012.

      Notwithstanding the foregoing, information that we furnish under Items 2.02 and 7.01 of any Current Report on Form 8-K, including the
related exhibits under Item 9.01, is not incorporated by reference in this prospectus, the registration statement of which this prospectus is a part,
or any prospectus supplement.

     We will furnish without charge to you, upon written or oral request, a copy of any or all of the documents described above, except for
exhibits to those documents, unless the exhibits are specifically incorporated by reference into those documents. Requests should be addressed
to:

                                                    Secretary
                                                    AutoZone, Inc.
                                                    123 South Front Street
                                                    Memphis, Tennessee 38103
                                                    (901) 495-6500

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                                                               AUTOZONE, INC.

      We are the nation’s leading specialty retailer and a leading distributor of automotive replacement parts and accessories in the United
States. We began operations in 1979 and operate stores throughout the United States, including Puerto Rico, and Mexico. Each of our stores
carries an extensive product line for cars, sport utility vehicles, vans and light trucks, including new and remanufactured automotive hard parts,
maintenance items, accessories and non-automotive products. In certain of our domestic stores, we also have a commercial sales program that
provides commercial credit and prompt delivery of parts and other products to local, regional and national repair garages, dealers, service
stations and public sector accounts. We also sell the ALLDATA brand automotive diagnostic and repair software through www.alldata.com
and www.alldatadiy.com. Additionally, we sell automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories, and non-automotive products through
www.autozone.com, and our commercial customers can make purchases through www.autozonepro.com. We do not derive revenue from
automotive repair or installation services.

     Our executive offices are located at 123 South Front Street, Memphis, Tennessee 38103, and our telephone number is (901) 495-6500.
AutoZone, Inc. is a Nevada corporation.


                                                   FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

      All statements included or incorporated by reference in this prospectus, other than statements of historical fact, that address activities,
events or developments that we intend, expect, project, believe or anticipate will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements (as
the term is defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Exchange Act). Forward-looking statements typically use words
such as “believe,” “anticipate,” “should,” “intend,” “plan,” “will,” “expect,” “estimate,” “project,” “positioned,” “strategy,” and similar
expressions. These are based on assumptions and assessments made by our management in light of experience and perception of historical
trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors that they believe to be appropriate. These forward-looking
statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, those described in Item 1A to our annual report on
Form 10-K, which is expressly incorporated by reference into this prospectus, and those risks described in any supplement to this prospectus
under “Risk Factors,” and elsewhere in documents filed with the SEC and incorporated by reference into this prospectus, as well as other
factors that our management has not yet identified, including without limitation: credit market conditions; the impact of recessionary
conditions; competition; product demand; the ability to hire and retain qualified employees; consumer debt levels; inflation; weather; raw
material costs of our suppliers; energy prices; war and the prospect of war, including terrorist activity; construction delays; access to available
and feasible financing; and changes in laws or regulations. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual
results, developments and business decisions may differ from those contemplated by such forward-looking statements and such events could
materially and adversely affect our business. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made. Except as required by applicable law,
we undertake no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or
otherwise.


                                                              USE OF PROCEEDS

      Except as set forth in a prospectus supplement, we intend to use the net proceeds from the sale of the debt securities offered hereby for
general corporate purposes, including repaying, redeeming or repurchasing outstanding debt and for working capital, capital expenditures, new
store openings, stock repurchases and acquisitions. We may invest funds not required immediately for such purposes in short-term,
interest-bearing and other investment-grade securities.

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                                                   DESCRIPTION OF DEBT SECURITIES

       The following text describes the general terms and provisions of debt securities that we may offer from time to time. When we offer to
sell a particular series of debt securities, we will describe the specific terms of the series in a supplement to this prospectus. We will also
indicate in the supplement whether the general terms and provisions described in this prospectus apply to a particular series of debt securities.
In this section entitled “Description of Debt Securities,” references to “we,” “us,” “our,” and “AutoZone” include only AutoZone, Inc. and not
any of its subsidiaries.

      We may offer either senior debt securities or subordinated debt securities. The senior debt securities and the subordinated debt securities
are together referred to in this prospectus as the “debt securities.” Unless otherwise specified in a supplement to this prospectus, the senior debt
securities will be our direct, unsecured obligations and will rank equally with all of our other unsecured and unsubordinated indebtedness. The
subordinated debt securities generally will be entitled to payment only after payment of our senior debt. See “— Subordination” below.

      The debt securities will be issued under an indenture dated as of August 8, 2003, as supplemented, between us and The Bank of New
York Mellon Trust Company, N.A. (successor to Bank One Trust Company, N.A.), as trustee. The indenture, as supplemented, is referred to in
this prospectus as the “indenture.” The indenture describes the terms of the debt securities and does not limit the amount of debt securities or
other unsecured, senior debt we may issue. We have summarized the general features of the debt securities to be governed by the indenture.
The summary is not complete. The indenture, as supplemented, has been incorporated by reference as an exhibit to the registration statement
that we have filed with the SEC, of which this prospectus forms a part. We encourage you to read the indenture. Capitalized terms used in this
description of our debt securities have the meanings specified in the indenture.

General
      The terms of each series of debt securities will be established by our board of directors or a committee thereof and set forth or determined
in the manner provided in an officers’ certificate or by a supplemental indenture. The particular terms of each series of debt securities will be
described in a prospectus supplement relating to such series.

     We can issue debt securities under the indenture in one or more series with the same or various maturities, at par, at a premium or at a
discount. We need not issue all debt securities of one series at the same time and, unless otherwise provided, we may without the consent of the
holders of the debt securities of that series reopen a series and issue additional debt securities of that series. We will set forth in a prospectus
supplement the aggregate principal amount of any series of debt securities being offered and the following terms of such debt securities:
     •    the title of the debt securities;
     •    any limit on the aggregate principal amount of the debt securities;
     •    the date or dates on which we will pay the principal on the debt securities;
     •    the rate or rates (which may be fixed or variable) per annum or the method used to determine the rate or rates (including any
          commodity, commodity index, stock exchange index or financial index) at which the debt securities will bear interest, the date or
          dates from which interest will accrue, the date or dates on which interest will commence and be payable and any regular record date
          for the interest payable on any interest payment date;
     •    the place or places where principal of, and premium and interest on, the debt securities will be payable;
     •    the terms and conditions upon which we may redeem the debt securities;

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     •    any obligation we have to redeem or purchase the debt securities pursuant to any sinking fund or analogous provision or at the option
          of a holder of debt securities;
     •    the dates on which and the price or prices at which we will repurchase debt securities at the option of the holders of debt securities
          and other detailed terms and provisions of these repurchase obligations;
     •    the denominations in which the debt securities will be issued, if other than denominations of $1,000 and any integral multiple thereof;
     •    whether the debt securities will be issued in certificated or “book-entry only” form;
     •    the portion of principal amount of the debt securities payable upon declaration of acceleration of the maturity date, if other than the
          entire principal amount;
     •    the currency of denomination of the debt securities;
     •    the designation of the currency, currencies or currency units in which payment of principal of, and premium and interest on, the debt
          securities will be made;
     •    if payments of principal of, or premium or interest on, the debt securities will be made in one or more currencies or currency units
          other than that or those in which the debt securities are denominated, the manner in which the exchange rate with respect to these
          payments will be determined;
     •    the manner in which the amounts of payment of principal of, or premium or interest on, the debt securities will be determined, if these
          amounts may be determined by reference to an index based on a currency or currencies other than that in which the debt securities are
          denominated or designated to be payable or by reference to a commodity, commodity index, stock exchange index or financial index;
     •    any provisions relating to any collateral securing or guarantees of payments of principal of, or premium or interest on, the debt
          securities;
     •    any addition to or change in the events of default described in this prospectus or in the indenture with respect to the debt securities
          and any change in the acceleration provisions described in this prospectus or in the indenture with respect to the debt securities;
     •    any addition to or change in the covenants described in this prospectus or in the indenture with respect to the debt securities;
     •    any conversion provisions, including the conversion price, the conversion period, provisions as to whether conversion will be
          mandatory, at the option of the holder or at our option, the events requiring an adjustment of the conversion price and provisions
          affecting conversion if such series of debt securities are redeemed;
     •    whether the debt securities will be senior debt securities or subordinated debt securities and, if applicable, a description of the
          subordination terms thereof;
     •    any depositories, interest rate calculation agents, exchange rate calculation agents or other agents with respect to the debt securities;
          and
     •    any other terms of the debt securities, which may modify, delete, supplement or add to any provision of the indenture as it applies to
          that series.

      We may issue debt securities that provide for an amount less than their stated principal amount to be due and payable upon declaration of
acceleration of their maturity pursuant to the terms of the indenture. We will provide you with information on the federal income tax
considerations and other special considerations applicable to any of these debt securities in the applicable prospectus supplement.

       If we denominate the purchase price of any of the debt securities in a foreign currency or currencies or a foreign currency unit or units, or
if the principal of, and premium and interest on, any series of debt securities is payable in a foreign currency or currencies or a foreign currency
unit or units, we will provide you with

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information on the restrictions, elections, general tax considerations, specific terms and other information with respect to that issue of debt
securities and such foreign currency or currencies or foreign currency unit or units in the applicable prospectus supplement.

Transfer and Exchange
      Each debt security will be represented by either one or more global securities registered in the name of The Depository Trust Company,
as depositary, or a nominee (which we refer to, in the case of any debt security represented by a global debt security, as a “book-entry debt
security”), or a certificate issued in definitive registered form (which we refer to, in the case of any debt security represented by a certificated
security, as a “certificated debt security”) as set forth in the applicable prospectus supplement. Except as set forth in the applicable prospectus
supplement, book-entry debt securities will not be issuable in certificated form.

      You may transfer or exchange certificated debt securities at any office we maintain for this purpose in accordance with the terms of the
indenture. No service charge will be made for any transfer or exchange of certificated debt securities, but we may require payment of a sum
sufficient to cover any tax or other governmental charge payable in connection with a transfer or exchange.

       You may effect the transfer of certificated debt securities and the right to receive the principal of, and any premium and interest on,
certificated debt securities only by surrendering the certificate representing those certificated debt securities and either reissuance by us or the
trustee of the certificate to the new holder or the issuance by us or the trustee of a new certificate to the new holder.

         We will not be required:
     •      to issue, register the transfer of, or exchange debt securities for the period beginning at the opening of business fifteen days
            immediately preceding the mailing of a notice of redemption of debt securities selected for redemption and ending at the close of
            business on the day of such mailing; or
     •      to register the transfer of or exchange of debt securities selected, called or being called for redemption as a whole or the portion being
            redeemed of any such security selected, called or being called for redemption in part.

Ranking Senior Debt Securities
         Our senior debt securities will rank equally with all our other unsecured and unsubordinated indebtedness.

Subordination
      The subordination provisions for a series of subordinated debt securities will be set forth in the applicable prospectus supplement and in
the subordinated debt securities themselves or a resolution of our board of directors, a supplemental indenture or an officers’ certificate.

Governing Law
         The indenture and the debt securities will be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the internal laws of the State of New York.

Concerning the Trustee
     The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A. is the trustee under the indenture. Notice to the trustee should be directed to its
Corporate Trust Office, located at 900 Ashwood Parkway, Suite 425, Atlanta, Georgia 30338, Attention: Corporate Finance.

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      The indenture and provisions of the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, as amended (the “Trust Indenture Act”), incorporated by reference
therein, contain limitations on the rights of the trustee, should it become one of our creditors, to obtain payment of claims in certain cases, or to
realize on property received in respect of any such claim, as security or otherwise. The trustee and its affiliates may engage in, and will be
permitted to continue to engage in, other transactions with us and our affiliates; provided, however, that if it acquires any conflicting interest
(as defined in the Trust Indenture Act), it must eliminate the conflict or resign. The holders of a majority in principal amount of the then
outstanding debt securities of any series will have the right to direct the time, method and place of conducting any proceeding for exercising
any remedy available to the trustee. The Trust Indenture Act and the indenture provide that in case an event of default shall occur (and be
continuing), the trustee will be required, in the exercise of its rights and powers, to use the degree of care and skill of a prudent person in the
conduct of such person’s affairs. Subject to such provision, the trustee will be under no obligation to exercise any of its rights or powers under
the indenture at the request of any of the holders of the debt securities issued thereunder, unless they have offered to the trustee indemnity
satisfactory to it.

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                                                             PLAN OF DISTRIBUTION

         We may sell the debt securities described in this prospectus from time to time in one or more transactions:
     •      to purchasers directly;
     •      to underwriters for public offering and sale by them;
     •      through agents;
     •      through dealers; or
     •      through a combination of any of the foregoing methods of sale.

         We may distribute the debt securities from time to time in one or more transactions at:
     •      a fixed price or prices, which may be changed;
     •      market prices prevailing at the time of sale;
     •      prices related to such prevailing market prices; or
     •      negotiated prices.

Direct Sales
      We may sell the debt securities directly to institutional investors or others who may be deemed to be underwriters within the meaning of
the Securities Act, with respect to any resale of the debt securities. A prospectus supplement will describe the terms of any sale of debt
securities we are offering hereunder. Direct sales may be arranged by a securities broker-dealer or other financial intermediary.

To Underwriters
      The applicable prospectus supplement will name any underwriter involved in a sale of debt securities. Underwriters may offer and sell
debt securities at a fixed price or prices, which may be changed, or from time to time at market prices or at negotiated prices. Underwriters may
be deemed to have received compensation from us from sales of debt securities in the form of underwriting discounts or commissions and may
also receive commissions from purchasers of debt securities for whom they may act as agent. Underwriters may be involved in any at the
market offering of debt securities by or on our behalf.

     Underwriters may sell debt securities to or through dealers, and such dealers may receive compensation in the form of discounts,
concessions or commissions from the underwriters and/or commissions (which may be changed from time to time) from the purchasers for
whom they may act as agent.

     Unless we state otherwise in the applicable prospectus supplement, the obligations of any underwriters to purchase debt securities will be
subject to certain conditions precedent, and the underwriters will be obligated to purchase all the debt securities if any are purchased.

      The applicable prospectus supplement will set forth whether or not underwriters may over-allot or effect transactions that stabilize,
maintain or otherwise affect the market price of the debt securities at levels above those that might otherwise prevail in the open market,
including, for example, by entering stabilizing bids, effecting syndicate covering transactions or imposing penalty bids.

Through Agents and Dealers
      We will name any agent involved in a sale of debt securities, as well as any commissions payable by us to such agent, in a prospectus
supplement. Unless we state otherwise in the applicable prospectus supplement, any such agent will be acting on a reasonable efforts basis for
the period of its appointment.

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      If we utilize a dealer in the sale of the debt securities being offered pursuant to this prospectus, we will sell the debt securities to the
dealer, as principal. The dealer may then resell the debt securities to the public at varying prices to be determined by the dealer at the time of
resale.

Delayed Delivery Contracts
       If we so specify in the applicable prospectus supplement, we will authorize underwriters, dealers and agents to solicit offers by certain
institutions to purchase the debt securities pursuant to contracts providing for payment and delivery on future dates. Such contracts will be
subject to only those conditions set forth in the applicable prospectus supplement.

      The underwriters, dealers and agents will not be responsible for the validity or performance of the contracts. We will set forth in the
prospectus supplement relating to the contracts the price to be paid for the debt securities, the commissions payable for solicitation of the
contracts and the date in the future for delivery of the debt securities.

General Information
      The names of any agents, dealers or managing underwriters, and of any underwriters, involved in the sale of the debt securities under this
prospectus and the applicable agent’s commission, dealer’s purchase price or underwriter’s discount or commission as well as the net proceeds
to us from the sale of debt securities will be set forth in a prospectus supplement. Any underwriting compensation paid by us to underwriters or
agents in connection with the offering of debt securities and any discounts, concessions or commissions allowed by underwriters to
participating dealers will be set forth in a prospectus supplement.

     Underwriters, dealers and agents participating in a sale of the debt securities may be deemed to be underwriters as defined in the
Securities Act, and any discounts and commissions received by them and any profit realized by them on resale of the debt securities may be
deemed to be underwriting discounts and commissions, under the Securities Act. We may have agreements with underwriters, dealers and
agents to indemnify them against certain civil liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act, and to reimburse them for certain
expenses.

      Underwriters or agents and their affiliates may be customers of, engage in transactions with or perform services for us or our affiliates in
the ordinary course of business.

      Unless we indicate differently in a prospectus supplement, we will not list the debt securities on any securities exchange. The debt
securities will be a new issue of securities with no established trading market. Any underwriters that purchase the debt securities for public
offering and sale may make a market in such debt securities, but such underwriters will not be obligated to do so and may discontinue any
market making at any time without notice. We make no assurance as to the liquidity of or the trading markets for any debt securities.

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                                                               LEGAL MATTERS

      The validity of the debt securities offered hereby will be passed upon for us by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC, Memphis, Tennessee. Certain
other matters of Nevada law with respect to the debt securities offered hereby will be passed upon for us by Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck,
LLP, Las Vegas, Nevada. Legal counsel to any underwriters may pass upon legal matters for such underwriters.


                                                                    EXPERTS

     Ernst & Young LLP, independent registered public accounting firm, has audited our consolidated financial statements included in our
Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended August 27, 2011, and the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting as of
August 27, 2011, as set forth in their reports, which are incorporated by reference in this prospectus and elsewhere in the registration statement.
Our consolidated financial statements are incorporated by reference in reliance on Ernst & Young LLP’s reports, given on their authority as
experts in accounting and auditing.

       With respect to our unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial information for the twelve week periods ended November 19,
2011 and November 20, 2010 and the twelve and twenty-four week periods ended February 11, 2012 and February 12, 2011, incorporated by
reference in this prospectus, Ernst & Young LLP reported that they have applied limited procedures in accordance with professional standards
for a review of such information. However, their separate reports dated December 15, 2011 and March 8, 2012, included in our Quarterly
Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended November 19, 2011 and February 11, 2012, and incorporated by reference herein, state that they
did not audit and they do not express an opinion on that interim financial information. Accordingly, the degree of reliance on their reports on
such information should be restricted in light of the limited nature of the review procedures applied. Ernst & Young LLP is not subject to the
liability provisions of Section 11 of the Securities Act for their reports on the unaudited interim financial information because those reports are
not a “report” or a “part” of the registration statement prepared or certified by Ernst & Young LLP within the meaning of Sections 7 and 11 of
the Securities Act.

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